Pesticides, Fertilizers & Yard Waste
Pesticides & Fertilizers
- Read the product label and follow the directions, using only as directed.
- Avoid applying near driveways or gutters.
- Never apply fertilizer or pesticide before a rain.
- Store fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxic garden chemicals in a covered area and in sealed, waterproof containers. Take unwanted lawn or garden chemicals to a household hazardous waste collection facility. Call (800) CLEANUP for more information.
- Use non-toxic products for your garden and lawn whenever possible.
- Recycle leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste, instead of blowing, sweeping, or hosing them into the street or gutter.
- Try grasscycling, leaving grass clippings on your lawn instead of using a grass catcher. The clippings act as a natural fertilizer and because grass is mostly water, it also irrigates your lawn, conserving water.
For more information, please contact Stormwater Program Management at (731) 293-8799.