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Operation Cleansweep will accept and dispose only canceled, suspended and unusable pesticides. Pesticides that are still usable should be used.

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate any pest. Pests can be insects, mice and other animals, weeds, fungi, or microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. Besides insecticides, pesticides include herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, miticides and various other substances used to control pests.

Fertilizers, nutritionals, animal medicines and biological control agents will not be accepted. Pesticides in gas cylinders are not being accepted at this time either. Pesticides in aerosol cans, however, will be accepted. Paint, batteries, and other hazardous wastes will not be accepted: contact your county solid waste department for information on disposal of these hazardous wastes.

Gas cylinders of pesticides
Gas cylinders of pesticides will not be acceptable, but small aerosol cans will. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture Photocenter.  www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_2E5?navid=CSC_PHOTO_LIB

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Last updated: September 26, 2013

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8707 MS #4550

 

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2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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