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See the table below for details on participants and quantities of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides collected by Operation Cleansweep April through June 2003.

»See Participants Key Below

Date County Number of Participants Type of Participants Pounds of Pesticides Collected
April 1-4 Hillsborough 17 GC-2, CI-3, TF-2, PC-1, FM-3, NU-6 10,070
April 14-18 Hardee 2 CI-2 800
April 14-18 Highlands 1 CI-1 200
April 14-18 Osceola 3 CI-3 6,000
April 14-18 Pinellas 3 PC-2, PK-1 3,200
April 14-18 Polk 14 CI-4, NU-2 5,835
April 21-25 Lake 1 NU-1 4,000
April 21-25 Orange 6 GC-3, PC-2, CI-1 4,200
April 21-25 Pasco 5 GC-3, CI-2 2,503
April 21-25 Seminole 5 GC-2, NU-1, PC-1, CI-1 2,542
May 12 Nassau 1 GC-1 100
May 13-14 Duval 8 GC-4, PC-2, PK-2 3,250
May 14 St. Johns 1 TF-1 600
May 14 Volusia 2 PK-1, NU-1 1,350
May 19 Brevard 3 GC-3 880
May 19 Indian River 2 CI-2 3,700
May 21 Miami-Dade 10 NU-7, FM-1, GC-1, MN-1 4,050
May 21 Broward 3 PC-2, NU-1 2,800
May 21 Palm Beach 2 PC-2 360
May 21 Martin 1 GC-1 400
May 21 St. Lucie 3 CI-3 1550
May 21 Okeechobee 1 FM-1 300
May 27 Collier 6 GC-3, CI-2, NU-1 5,500
May 27 Lee 7 GC-4, VT-1, PC-1, FM-1 15,560
May 27 Charlotte 5 CI-3, MN-1, GC-1 2425
May 27 Sarasota 3 GC-2, PK-1 1850
May 27 Manatee 3 GC-1, CI-1, NU-1 2,705
June Bay 1 MN-1 1,500
June Jackson 2 FM-2 5,225
June Jefferson 3 FM-2, NU-1 2,185
June Suwannee 1 MN-1 300
June Marion 3 FM-2, PC-1 790
June Hendry 3 CI-3 17,100
June Citrus 2 GC-2 1,500
June Alachua 2 FM-1, GC-1 2,555
June Santa Rosa 3 FM-2, GC-1 2,850
June Escambia 7 FM-6, TF-1 5,500
  Total Number of Counties Served Total Participants   Total Pounds Collected
 

37

145

126,235

At one site, besides the pesticides, the contractor also removed about 1 cubic yard of soil and a section of storage building wall that had been contaminated as a result pesticides escaping from old, deteriorated bags. One of the reasons for providing the Operation Cleansweep service is to remove pesticides in deteriorated containers to prevent environmental contamination.

Ongoing collections will be suspended about June 15, 2003 and begin again within a few months as new state fiscal year funding becomes available. The Florida legislature has already appropriated funds for Operation Cleansweep to continue. A waiting list for service is already growing for the next round of pickups. Call 1-877-851-5285 to get on the list for the collections that will continue into 2004.


Participants Key

PC - pest control
CI - citrus
GC - golf course
FM - farm
NU - nursery
PK - park
TF - turf
VT - veterinarian
MN - municipality (WWTP, mosq.cntl., etc)

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Last updated: September 26, 2013

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