Reduce fertilizers, pesticides
Use compost as a soil amendment to help reduce the need for chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
- Incorporate native plants in your landscape. They generally require less fertilizers and pesticides.
- Set mower blades higher to fight weeds and diseases without pesticides.
- Grasscycle: Leave grass clippings in place when mowing — don't bag them.
- Use mulch around trees and in flowering beds as weed prevention.
- If you can't return excess product, contact your local solid waste agency and your state pesticide disposal program to determine if a waste or pesticide program, now commonly called "Clean Sweep," is available. These efforts typically focus on agricultural pesticides, but may also include other pesticides used by homeowners.