Health Tip: Dispose of Pesticides Safely

The best practice is to apply them

(HealthDay News) -- Pesticides are usually toxic chemicals that should be carefully thrown out if they're old or no longer needed.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how to safely dispose of pesticides:

  • Seek a community collection program for household hazardous wastes.
  • Check state and local laws for proper disposing of pesticides.
  • Contact a local solid waste management company for this information.
  • Never reuse an empty pesticide container. Don't place an empty container in the trash unless otherwise specified on the label.
  • Never pour a pesticide into the toilet, sink, street drain or sewer.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on August 11, 2011

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