westland garden health logo

How to dispose of garden chemicals safely

Most gardeners at some point or another need to dispose of a half-empty bottle of weedkiller, or several empty containers that have been used for storing weedkiller.

Here’s a few guidelines on how to do so safely:

  • Never dispose of unwanted product in drains, sinks, lavatories, watercourses or ditches
  • If you do have unwanted garden care chemicals, you will need to dispose of them through the local waste authority. To find your nearest household waste site where garden care chemicals can be disposed of, click this link.
  • Empty ready to use containers, these can now be placed in household recycling.
  • Empty concentrated containers (i.e. requiring dilution for use)should be rinsed three times, adding the washings to your final spray solution and then disposed of in general household waste. Containers that have held concentrated product are NOT suitable for recycling.

This information comes from The Crop Protection Association’s Common Sense Gardening group.

 

 

Related articles

How to keep on top of garden weeds

How to keep on top of garden weeds

Get on top of garden weeds fast this season, before they take over the whole garden. It only takes a little maintenance to do this,...

How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds

How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds can be a major problem, taking over areas of bare soil. Nobody wants their lawn to be overrun with weeds so it is...

How to Get Rid of Moss in your Lawn

How to Get Rid of Moss in your Lawn

A mossy lawn might look green and fresh, but gradually the moss will take over and you’ll be left with an unsightly mess every time...