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EPA/625/R-93/009

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Guides to Pollution Prevention, Non-Agricultural Pesticide Users (66 pp, 4.4 MB) July 1993




Abstract:

This guide provides an overview of non-agricultural pesticide use and presents options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling. The guide is intended for use by the non-agricuftural pesticide industry, regulatory agency representatives, industry suppliers, and consultants. Specific small industry users that can benefit from this information include lawn and garden; forestry, tree and shrub; sanitary; structural; nursery; and greenhouse pest control services. Although these industries do not generate large uantities of waste, some of the wastes can be acutely toxic. This publication consists of the following sections:

Appendices, containing case studies of waste generation and waste minimization practices in the industry and referral sources.

A number of waste minimization options are discussed, including integrated pest management practices, inventory management, proper mixing, product substitution, container waste minimization, efficient applications, house-keeping practices, and economic considerations for these practices. Three case studies are drawn from the California Department of Heafth Services publications on field assessments involving

Herbicide applications to a large business and industrial park of approximately 500 acres; Weed and pest control practices to a regional road and highway system; An integrated pest control management program to determine pest control strategies for a large park system that covers several thousand acres and includes golf courses, a botanical garden, commercial farms, and range lands.

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