How to Reduce In-Home and On-Farm Hazardous Waste Storage
the amount of potentially hazardous chemicals you store by buying only
the amount you need at the time. Additional product should be purchased
only when needed.
to use least toxic products, so that if you must store them, they have
the least potential to cause harm to people or the environment.
- If you must store chemical products, store only small amounts of them and store them in their original containers.
- Before using any chemical product, always read the label and use the product according to label directions.
- If a chemical requires mixing, be careful to mix only the amount you need to complete the job at hand.
rinse or pressure rinse empty containers immediately after use. Use the
rinse water on a labeled site, and dispose of the containers according
to label instructions.
- Calibrate pesticide application equipment before beginning and re-check it before finishing a job.
to reduce the number of empty pesticide containers that must be
disposed of by buying products in mini-bulk or returnable containers.