How to Safely Dispose of Roundup and Other Hazardous Chemicals

July 22, 2019

If you’re like me, then you probably have a pile of old chemical containers in your garage or shed that you’ve stored for years. Maybe you weren’t sure how to get rid of the partially used products or it could be that as more studies and reports are published, you’re realizing just how toxic these chemicals really are to you and your family.  At Periscope Group, we’ve been getting a lot of questions concerning how to dispose of Roundup and other hazardous pesticides and herbicides. Here’s how to safely take care of this common problem: Okay, this may seem obvious, but we just want to cover all of our bases. After all, if you have just a bit of product left at the bottom of the container, what harm can it really do? Isn’t it much easier to dilute it with water and pour it down the drain rather than looking for where to properly dispose of it?  While it may be the simple solution, it can cause a variety of hazards. When water flows down your drain, it travels through your pipes to a water treatment plant. Hazardous materials can deteriorate piping and possibly put the health and safety of both workers and the general public at risk. For example, mixing common household cleaners like bleach and vinegar will create toxic fumes. The same dangerous reactions can happen when you dump a cocktail of hazardous liquids into the pipes.

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