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How do I clean small pesticide spills?

Use a spill kit to clean up pesticide spills and drips when they happen. Whether you buy or make a spill kit, your spill kit must cope with the worst spill that can happen with the pesticide volumes under your care.

Cleaning small pesticide spills

Your spill kit must contain at least:

  • sand, sawdust, soil, clay, cat litter or vermiculite to absorb pesticide spills
  • shovel, broom and dustpan
  • strong bag for waste
  • label and pen
  • strong plastic leak-proof drum or box able to contain the largest pesticide pack you have in your store
  • emergency telephone numbers.

Vacuum small spills of solid pesticide product using a high efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaner. If a vacuum is not available use the broom and dustpan from your spill kit.