Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep Rule Revision

Wisconsin Clean Sweep assists communities in improving and sustaining public health, the environment, and animal safety by reducing risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, pesticides, and unwanted prescription drugs in homes, on farms and at businesses. The program provides financial assistance to Wisconsin counties, regional planning commissions, cities, villages, and other municipalities to collect unwanted pesticides, household hazardous wastes, and unwanted prescription drugs such as controlled substances, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, gastrointestinal drugs, and antihistamines. 

Most local governments offer free or very low cost collection services to homeowners in rural and urban areas along with active and abandoned farms. Certain businesses are regulated by the Wisconsin DNR as “Very Small Quantity Generators” (VSQGs). Wisconsin Clean Sweep can offer municipalities a 50 percent subsidy for disposal of agricultural pesticide wastes from VSQGs.

It is best to contact your municipality if you have any questions about what they will be collecting at any given time: not all municipalities collect household, farm and pharmaceutical wastes at the same time. Likewise, municipalities offer a host of solid waste and recycling services in their communities and may be running a clean sweep without use of Wisconsin Clean Sweep funds.

2014 Clean Sweep grant recipients 

Information for Grant Recipients (Municipalities)

Agricultural and Household Hazardous Waste Grants - Final Report documents

Match and Expense Reimbursement (2 page Word document)
Collection Summary (1 page Word document)
In-kind Labor Worksheet - optional (1 page Word document)
Local Expense Worksheet - optional (1 page Word document)

Unwanted Prescription Drug Collection Grants - Final Report documents

In-kind Labor Worksheet - optional (1 page Word document)
Local Expense Worksheet - optional (1 page Word document) 

Other Clean Sweep Program Support Materials

Information for clean sweep users, paint disposal, and a clean sweep video segment.

Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal for Farmers
Includes rural landowners, active and abandoned farms.

Hazardous Waste Collection for Business
Includes pesticide dealers and commercial applicators, golf courses, marinas, hardware stores and other businesses.

Hazardous Waste Collection for Households

Agchem Management Pesticide Applicator Informational Video - You can select short, individual video segments (1-2 minutes) on topics ranging from worker protection, pesticide handling & mixing, spill response, commercial lawncare, pesticide drift, water quality, endangered species, and integrated pest management to clean sweep.

Pesticide Container Management
See how empty plastic pesticide containers may be handled.

Latex Paint Disposal - 2 page PDF
Recommendations for safe and easy disposal of unwanted latex paint.

Other Hazardous Waste Management Resources
Links to other state programs and hazardous waste information.

For more information on Wisconsin Clean Sweep, call 608-224-4545 or send an email.

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Clean Sweep Rule Revision

2015 Agricultural and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

2015 Collections of Unwanted Prescription Drugs