Clean Sweep Collections

Clean Sweep Program

Open to Michigan Farmers, Greenhouses, Pesticide Retailers and Other End Users of Pesticides, as well as Individuals

 
Clean Sweep is a free and non-regulatory program to help safely dispose of banned or unusable pesticides. Funding support is provided through a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

Who can participate?

Anyone in Michigan, such as home owners, farmers, greenhouses, nurseries, pesticide retailers, golf courses, etc.

What items are accepted?

The Clean Sweep collections are for out-of-date, banned, or unwanted pesticides, created in Michigan, which include all the classes of "cides" - fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides. Fertilizers are NOT accepted as part of Clean Sweep unless they are a component of a pesticide formulation.  Waste pesticides from out of state are NOT accepted.

Registration

Participants must fill out a simple Registration Form. The deadline to register is 2 weeks prior to the collection event.  Either download the Registration Form, or contact Jill Adams, Berrien County Environmental Property Manager, at 269-983-7111 x8234, email Jill Adams.  Registration Forms are also available to pick up at the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County MSU-Extension and Conservation District offices.

2017 Clean Sweep Collection Dates

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Southwest Michigan Event Location for Berrien/Cass/Van Buren County Participants

The local event takes place in Benton Harbor.  Upon registration, participants will be contacted to schedule an approximate drop-off time and will be given specific drop-off location information and directions.    

Other Regional Clean Sweep Location

The other Clean Sweep site in the region, that is open to all Michigan participants, is at the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste Center.  The Kalamazoo County program is available year around.  Learn more about this program at www.kalcounty.com/hhw or call 269-373-5211.

Learn more about Clean Sweep

To learn more about the state-wide Clean Sweep Program, go to www.michigan.gov/cleansweep

Tips for Safe Transport of Pesticides

  • Keep in original and labeled containers
  • Don't mix contents of unknown, unlabeled or different containers or different products
  • Check for leaking containers (overpack leaking containers into clear plastic bag or leak proof outer container)
  • Don't transport with open tops
  • Place in vehicle away from passengers
  • Secure containers to prevent spills

 
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