Clean Sweep

Hazardous Waste Collection & Disposal for Farmers

Since 1990, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection has provided grants and technical assistance for collecting farm chemical wastes and unwanted pesticides. Formerly known as the Agricultural Clean Sweep, this program has safely collected nearly three million pounds of chemical and pesticide wastes from both active and abandoned farming operations.

Under Wisconsin Clean Sweep, DATCP will continue to provide financial and technical assistance to counties and regions that apply for and obtain grants to collect farm chemicals and pesticides. Farmers and rural property owners take unwanted farm chemicals and pesticides to county or regional collection sites for disposal services on collection day. Abandoned farm operations may also use the program. Municipalities that received Clean Sweep grants and serve agricultural operations, such as livestock, grain, Christmas tree, poultry, fruit, vegetable, or aquaculture operations , are eligible for reimbursement for these wastes.

Farm chemical disposal under Wisconsin Clean Sweep operates on a pre-registration basis. You must contact your municipality to confirm a disposal time and place. Nearly all farmers receive disposal service at no-charge.

Eligible farm chemicals

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