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Pinellas on board with state-funded pesticide disposal

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For the second year in a row, the Florida Legislature is including $100,000 in its state budget for pesticide disposal services. Pinellas County, in turn, is spreading the word. Through a program called Operation Cleansweep, Florida farms, groves, nurseries, pest control services, greenhouse operations and golf courses can all take advantage of a one-time, EPA-approved pesticide disposal service. The first 750 pounds of removed pesticides, per business, will be disposed of at no cost to the owner. A hazardous waste…

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