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Special Pesticides Initiatives in NYS

The DEC Bureau of Pesticides Management has undertaken a number of special initiatives to protect pollinators, Long Island groundwater, and the environment from inappropriate pesticide storage, use and disposal.

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.

BeGreen Organic Yards NY - A program for landscapers and homeowners that want to participate in a program using organic pratices without conventional pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.


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