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Cleaning pesticide spreaders/laws?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mikesturf, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Wondering how and where is the best place/location to clean your granular fertilizer spreader. Also, how often do most of you do it? Do you collect the rinse solution? Any regulations requiring collection of the rinse solution?
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Check with your state Ag dept. In Michigan, you have to have a rinse pad or some other rinsate containment device.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Quickest and Cheapest way is to use a small container like a child's fiber style swimming pool. Spray the rinse water on your own lawn away from the house and any drainage area. Or recycle it into a spray tank like I do. What little you wash off shouldn't be a big problem. However if it is caked on then scrape it off with a putty knife, break it up and spread it dry.
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    In your yard.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Why Not

    Herbicide shouldn't be spread. Weed & Feed and any Insecticide will have such a low AI in the rinse water it will be harmless if spread over a large area. Of course if he has a spray tank recycling to it would be better.

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