Lawn Care Company fined $7,000

 

Lawn Care Company fined $7,000

 

Nov. 27, 2018

Global Korean Post

 

Hired Hands Group Inc which is Lawn Care Company fined $7,000 for Pesticides Act Violation

The Hamilton located company was convicted relating to applying banned pesticides and storing a pesticide in an improperly labelled container.

 

The period of offence began on or about March 29, 2016 and ended on or about July 20, 2016.

 

On September 19, 2018, Hired Hands Inc. was convicted of two violations under the Pesticides Act, was fined $7,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $1,750 and was given 180 days to pay the fine.

 

 

Hired Hands Group Inc. owns and operates a lawn care business and stores pesticides at a facility in Dundas.

On July 20, 2016, ministry staff conduct an inspection at the site.

During the inspection, various empty containers labelled as pesticides containing 2-4-D, Mecoprop and Dicamba were identified, and some containers (including a backpack sprayer) were not labelled with the names of pesticide contents.

The empty Civitas containers containing banned Class 9 pesticide ingredients had been manufactured on March 29, 2016, which is well after the ban on Class 9 pesticides for cosmetic use.

 

The ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch investigated and laid charges resulting in the conviction.