Disposal of dilute pesticide solutions
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Disposal of dilute pesticide solutions by Harold R Day

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [Office of Solid Waste Management Programs, Hazardous Waste Management Division] in [Cincinnati] .
Written in English


  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- United States,
  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects

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Bibliography: p. 17-18

StatementHarold R. Day
SeriesSolid waste management ; SW-519
ContributionsUnited States. Solid Waste Management Office
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14887360M

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It wasdetermined that commercial agricultural applicators are themajor source of these pesticide wastes. The disposal methods evaluated include land cultivation,soil mounds and pits, evaporation basins, chemical treatment,carbon adsorption, activated sludge, trickling filters, andincineration. Therefore, safe alternatives will have to be found for disposal of these solutions. III. Potential Impacts of Improper Disposal Improper disposal of dilute pesticide solutions can present a hazard to man, livestock, crops, and the environment. Dilute solutions have been shown to result in fish kills and destruction of other aquatic fauna. Any pesticide-containing material that is used or reused according to label instructions for its intended purpose is not "pesticide waste." Examples of this would be using a very dilute herbicide solution on site. Also, pesticide waste does not include pesticide-containing materials where pesticides were applied according to label instructions. (Ch. F.S.), regulate the disposal of pesticide waste. Improper disposal can result in fines for the pesticide applicator. Everyone who handles pesticides must know how to dispose of pesticides properly. It is possible to dispose of these wastes legally, responsibly, and economically. There are five types of pesticide wastes: Size: 4MB.

Safe Disposal of Pesticides. Avoid disposing of pesticides whenever possible: Mix up only enough pesticide for the job. Use up small amounts of excess pesticides -- apply them according to the directions on the label. If you cannot use it, ask your neighbors if they have a similar pest control problem and can use it up. Dispose of the cap as regular household waste, and dispose of or recycle containers according to local regulations. Apply the diluted rinse material according to label directions. For additional information on pesticide and container disposal: What you need to know about: Disposing of a Pesticide. these conditions, glutaraldehyde burns cleanly to carbon dioxide and water. Disposal of Diluted Product Two environmentally acceptable methods exist for disposing of solutions of glutaraldehyde. The sim-pler method involves further dilution to an essentially nonmicrobiocidal concentration (less than 5 ppm. If you absolutely cannot use any of the listed pesticide disposal methods, try asking a neighbor or friend if they have the pests listed on the container and can use up any solution. It is important to your health and the health of the planet that safe means are used when getting rid of leftover pesticides.

Deal with dilute pesticides, biocides and wash water. You should treat water used for washing down equipment or rinsing empty containers as dilute pesticides or biocides. There are different disposal options for dealing with dilute pesticides, biocides and wash water: Use a licensed waste contractor. Dispose to land. You must get a groundwater. that the pesticide solution cannot get into your washing water under any circumstances. Possible options for disposing of dilute pesticide waste include the following: • You can apply the contaminated water to the treated or untreated crop or area within the terms of the product approval. (But make sure you do not go over the maximum dose.);File Size: KB. Disposing of dilute pesticides; Apply contaminated water to the treated or untreated area or crops as long as the terms of using the product is approved. Store contaminated water in an airtight container to be collected by a licensed waste – disposal contractor. When using agricultural pesticide dilute waste can be disposed on grass or soil. Disposal of dilute pesticide solutions / By SCS Engineers., United States. Office of Solid Waste and United States. Topics: Refuse and refuse disposal., Pesticides. Publisher: Washington: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water & Waste Management ; Springfield, Va.: .