Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
Alternative techniques can save you money, effort, and eliminate potential risks to the environment, including impacts on groundwater.
Applying Fertilizer between November 1st and April 1st is prohibited in Suffolk County.
If you decide to continue to use some pesticides, it is critically important that you follow the label directions exactly. If you have any questions regarding label instructions please contact the manufacturer before use eliminate the need to store excess pesticides. When storing pesticides and other chemicals, it is important to make sure that they are completely sealed and there are no leaks in the containers. Secondary storage within a container or a tray with sides is a good idea, in case packaging does leak at some time, the spill will be contained.
When you decide to get rid of unused, unwanted, or unneeded pesticides please dispose of them properly on a designated S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) day.
If thrown out with the regular trash these chemicals can make their way into our local waters. All towns in the Peconic Estuary Watershed hold designated S.T.O.P. days, which are listed on this page. If you are not located in the estuary, please contact your local town hall for a list of S.T.O.P. dates.