The mission of Wisconsin Clean Sweep is to assist
communities in improving & sustaining public health, environmental
& animal safety by reducing risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals,
pesticides, & unwanted prescription drugs around Wisconsin residences,
farms & businesses. Wisconsin Clean Sweep was established in 1990 to
provide financial assistance to Wisconsin counties, regional planning
commissions, cities, villages, and other municipalities to collect unwanted
pesticides. In 2004, the program expanded to include household wastes such as
acids, flammable chemicals, mercury, lead paint, and solvents. In 2007, the
Legislature authorized the Department to increase grant eligibility to include
unwanted prescription drugs such as controlled substances, analgesics,
anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, gastrointestinal drugs, and
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.2014 Clean Sweep grant recipients
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.
for Grant Recipients (Municipalities)
and Household Hazardous Waste Grants - Final Report documents
Prescription Drug Collection Grants - Final Report documents
Other Clean Sweep Program Support Materials
Information for clean sweep users, paint disposal,
and a clean sweep video segment.
Collection and Disposal for Farmers
landowners, active and abandoned farms.
Waste Collection for Business
dealers and commercial applicators, golf courses, marinas, hardware stores and
Waste Collection for Households
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.
empty plastic pesticide containers may be handled.
Disposal - 2 page
safe and easy disposal of unwanted latex paint.
Hazardous Waste Management Resources
Links to other
state programs and hazardous waste information.
information on Wisconsin Clean Sweep, call 608-224-4545 or send an email
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