2013 CHEMSWEEP Waste Pesticide Disposal Program
Posted: December 4, 2012
CHEMSWEEP provides Pennsylvania farmers and other licensed applicators with a means to dispose of canceled, suspended, or unwanted pesticide products. Environmental liability and health and safety issues are the primary concerns. The liability may also manifest itself as an extra burden in the event of a transfer or sale of the property. By participating in this program, applicators can legally dispose of waste pesticides, generally at little or no cost. Almost all of the waste pesticides collected are burned in EPA-approved incinerators. The remaining pesticides are treated and placed in EPA-permitted hazardous waste landfills.
The selected counties for 2013 are Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Columbia, Cumberland, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, McKean, Montgomery, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Union, Warren, and York. If you are in one of these counties and have waste pesticides which you wish to dispose of, complete an application form and return it to the regional PDA office in your area no later than March 31, 2013.
Click here for a map of selected counties for 2013.
Need additional Information?
Visit the CHEMSWEEP website. You may also contact the nearest Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Regional Office.
Region I Meadville (814) 332-6890
Region II Montoursville (570) 433-2640
Region III Tunkhannock (570) 836-2181
Region IV Gibsonia (724) 443-1585
Region V Altoona (814) 946-7315
Region VI Harrisburg (717) 346-3223
Region VII Collegeville (610) 489-1003
- Agricultural Educator