The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has officially opened registration for the Agricultural (Ag) Chemical Collection event that will be held on May 11 at the Karnes County Youth Showbarn in Karnes City. The event is open to landowners in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties. Interested landowners will have until Wednesday, April 27, to return their registration form to their local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. The registration form is attached below.
This is the first time SARA has organized an Ag Chemical Collection Event. SARA’s Board budgeted $100,000 for the event, so staff have determined a first registered first served process will allow for maximum participation while remaining within the allowable budget. Drop off appointments will be based on the order that registration forms are received by the respective county Extension offices. SARA hopes to serve everyone interested in participating; however, there may be a need to cut off registrations to keep within the budget. Once registration is closed, SARA will reach out to individual landowners to notify them of their registration status. SARA will work with landowners to provide a specific time to drop off their agricultural chemical waste the day of the event.
In addition to agricultural chemicals, SARA will also be collecting empty, triple rinsed containers. Containers that are not properly rinsed will not be accepted.
For more information, contact the Bexar County Extension Office at 210-631-0400.