Pesticides, Fertilizers & Yard Waste

Pesticides & Fertilizers

  • Read the product label and follow the directions, using only as directed.
  • Avoid applying near driveways or gutters.
  • Never apply fertilizer or pesticide before a rain.
  • Store fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxic garden chemicals in a covered area and in sealed, waterproof containers. Take unwanted lawn or garden chemicals to a household hazardous waste collection facility. Call (800) CLEANUP for more information.
  • Use non-toxic products for your garden and lawn whenever possible.

Yard Waste

  • Recycle leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste, instead of blowing, sweeping, or hosing them into the street or gutter.
  • Try grasscycling, leaving grass clippings on your lawn instead of using a grass catcher. The clippings act as a natural fertilizer and because grass is mostly water, it also irrigates your lawn, conserving water.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Stormwater Program Management at (731) 423-2041.