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The Clean Sweep collections are for out-of-date, banned, or unwanted pesticides, created in Michigan, which include all the classes of "cides" - fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides.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.
Participants must fill out a simple registration form. The deadline to register is 2 weeks prior to the collection event. Download the registration form below or contact Jill Adams, Berrien County Environmental Property Manager, at 269-983-7111 x8234. Or, pick up a Registration Form at the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County MSU-Extension and Conservation District offices.
2016 Clean Sweep Collection Dates
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.