How to Dispose of Old Chemicals

If you need to clean out a storage room on my carport that has many old containers of weed killer, bug spray and fertilizer. Here is the safest way to dispose of them.

Pete Dasher, Unit Coordinator with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, says that you can soak your chemicals into kitty litter to make them acceptable to municipal solid waste facilities.

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to buy the kitty litter product that comes packaged in a gallon jug, pour in the liquid pesticides, then recap the jug and place it in your household garbage.

If you have cans of paint, pour kitty litter in the containers and replace the lid. Household quantities of granular lawn chemicals can be placed in a heavy duty plastic bag and put out for the garbage truck.

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