JoAnne Skelly
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JoAnne Skelly: What to do with old pesticides?

Fall is a good time to clean out the garage. A friend wondered how to dispose of a container of the insecticide malathion. An online malathion product label said: "Disposal: If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency or 1-800-CLEANUP for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain." Also, it's good to puncture empty containers so they can't be used for another purpose.

Insecticides aren't the only hazardous waste around a home. Herbicides (weed killers), paints, varnishes, solvents, …

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