Collection of unwanted pesticides in Illinois

Brad A. Beaver, George F. Czapar, Warren D. Goetsch

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The accumulation of unwanted agricultural pesticides and pesticide waste pose a significant environmental concern. During 1994-1995, a pesticide collection program was conducted in 37 Illinois counties. A total of 504 individuals participated in the program and approximately 135,000 lbs of unwanted/unusable pesticides were collected. When participants were asked to identify the source of unwanted products, 55% indicated that pesticides were left over from the spray season, while 26% reported that a previous tenant left the pesticides on the farm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-529
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Soil and Water Conservation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Clean sweep
  • Pesticide collection
  • Unused pesticide disposal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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