Clean Sweep Program for Mid-Michigan to be held Sept. 12

Mid-Michigan residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted pesticides through the Clean Sweep program on Sept. 12, 2013.

The annual Clean Sweep Program for Ionia, Eaton and Barry counties will be held on Sept. 12, 2013. The collection hours will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CPS Distribution Center in Sunfield, Mich., 9845 West Grand Ledge Hwy., Sunfield, MI 48890 (view map). The Clean Sweep Program is open to all Michigan residents seeking to safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides, including herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, and mercury free of charge.

Individuals who intend to bring large volumes of materials, including mini bulks or 55 gallon drums, are encouraged to contact Rachel Koleda with the Ionia Conservation District prior to the event at 616-527-2620 ext. 113.

Over the past 16 years, the Clean Sweep program has removed more than two million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides, thus avoiding potential environmental risks.

This event is jointly sponsored by MAEAP, Ionia Conservation District, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Extension.

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