FACTS ABOUT this Module: This module is approved in New York for 1 Core recertification credit. You must be logged in and working in the course activities for a minimum of 1 hour. The credits are earned after completing the Pre-Test, reading and studying the content of the module, then successfully completing the Post-Test. The last thing is to click on the certificate function. A temporary certificate generated. An official certificate will be mailed to you.

As an applicator you have two disposal problems. First you must safely dispose of surplus pesticides concentrated or tank mixed that you have no use for or cannot store. Secondly, you must safely dispose of empty pesticide containers. Careless disposal practices are a common cause of pesticide misuse and environmental contamination. Take the time to dispose of surplus pesticides and empty containers carefully and legally. Never give empty containers away for any purpose.

Goals of This Chapter

  • Learn the importance of preventing pesticide surplus.
  • Know what to do in case you have a pesticide surplus.
  • Understand and learn the steps taken to properly dispose of pesticide containers.
  • Learn proper procedure for triple-rinsing containers and equipment.