DEC has undertaken a number of special initiatives to protect pollinators, Long Island groundwater, and the environment from inappropriate pesticide storage, use and disposal. In addition, DEC encourages the public to pursue options for reducing pesticide use at their homes and workplaces.
CleanSweepNY (link leaves DEC website) - An Environmental Benefit Project for the removal of cancelled, unwanted, unusable, or otherwise obsolete pesticides and other chemicals. The program targets farmers, commercial pesticide applicators, and schools. Homeowners are not eligible, and should dispose of unwanted pesticides and other chemicals through a local Household Hazardous Waste Program.
Here are some special initiatives pertaining to pesticides or ways to reduce pesticide use.
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