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It is estimated that every year one million plastic agricultural pesticide containers are used in Nebraska. Effective rinsing of these containers saves money, protects the environment and meets federal and state regulations on pesticide use.

Proper rinsing of pesticide containers is easy to do, saves money and helps protect people and the environment. It also helps prevent potential problems with unrinsed containers and storage of the rinse solution (rinsate). Even during a busy season, the few extra minutes it takes to properly rinse empty pesticide containers is time well spent.