Operation Cleansweep is a program for collecting and disposing unwanted pesticides from Florida's commercial pesticide users – such as farms, ranches, nurseries, golf courses, pest control companies, etc. The program has been funded this year by the Florida legislature.
This program provides pesticide users a free (first 500 pounds, then 89¢/lb) pick up and disposal service. They can register on line starting now.
FDACS expects the collections to begin in November and continue until the funding runs out (it usually does run out, so first come, first served).
Pesticide wholesalers and governmental entities can participate, too, but must pay all the costs at the very attractive state contract rate of 89¢/lb, picked up.
For more information contact: Shannon Turner, FDACS:
Toll free number: (877) 851-5285
CLEANSWEEP WEBSITE: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-pesticides/