Clean sweep pesticide collection program has 18 locations

Protect public and environmental health and help keep Michigan clean by properly disposing unused pesticides, pharmaceuticals and mercury through the Michigan Clean Sweep program.

Are you a Michigan farmer, greenhouse operator, pesticide retailer or individual who needs to get rid of unwanted, outdated or unused pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and mercury items? Do it for FREE through the Michigan Clean Sweep Collection program. These materials will be handled safely and recycled or disposed of properly by a local hazardous waste contractor.

There are 18 collection sites throughout the state of Michigan. You can contact your local county Extension office to find the nearest Clean Sweep location, get an application and register to dispose of your items. For more information, visit the Clean Sweep website or call 517-241-3933 to find the location nearest you with dates and times for collection.

Not all Clean Sweep sites can accept pharmaceuticals or controlled substances – it depends on county policies and some locations may have separate collection days for those items. Pharmaceuticals include those for both human and veterinary use.

Southwest Michigan

There are four collections scheduled for Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. The application process is simple and is designed to help organizers be prepared for materials coming in. The deadline to sign-up for each collection is two weeks prior to the event.

The 2011 collections will take place

June 29 (sign-up deadline June 15)
July 27 (sign-up deadline July 13)
August 31 (sign-up deadline August 17)
September 28 (sign-up deadline September 14)

Contact your local MSU Extension office for an application

Berrien County at 269-944-4126
Cass County
at 269-445-4438
Van Buren County
at 269-657-8213

Unused pesticides, pharmaceuticals and mercury should not be thrown in the trash. Protect public and environmental health and help keep Michigan clean by properly disposing of these materials through the Michigan Clean Sweep program.

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