The 4th Collection of Empty Pesticide Containers (EPC) was carried out in Nyeri County at the end of May 2018. This exercise was undertaken in the five sub-counties of Nyeri Municipality, Mathira East, Mathira West, Kieni East and Kieni West. The exercise was undertaken through a collaboration of the AAK (Croplife Kenya), Directorate of Agriculture Nyeri County, Croplife Kenya Spray Service Providers (SSPs) and Environmental Combustion Consultants Limitied (ECCL).
A total of 2.4 Tonnes of EPC was collected from the 5 Zones and transported to the Main Central Collection Centre in Karatina, Nyeri County and thereafter transported to ECCL for incineration.
There was increased output and remittance observed from Agro-dealer stockists, farmers groups, coffee societies and SSP who involved in remission of the EPC Centres in the County compared to previous years. This is an indicator that farmers are now well sensitized on the need to properly dispose the EPC waste and they are adopting this novel intervention.