Clean Sweep Program - Pesticide Disposal


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The Michigan Clean Sweep Program makes it easy to get rid of unused, unwanted pesticides and mercury.  We will dispose of the items FREE of charge for any Michigan resident or business and do so in an environmentally safe manner.  APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  Please read below for more information.  

 

Program Information

About the Program

What we ACCEPT and DO NOT ACCEPT

Schedule a Drop-Off

Collection Site Location

Additional Clean Sweep Sites

Contact Information


About the Program

 

Perfect for agribusinesses, greenhouses, nurseries, and golf courses with expired pesticide product.

The Michigan Clean Sweep  Program helps protect the state's natural resources and prevent agriculture pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of outdated, unused or unwanted pesticides in Michigan.  

The program is run through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).  The MDARD establishes Clean Sweep sites throughout the state, including one in Washtenaw County.  Over the past sixteen years, nearly 2.0 million pounds (1000 tons) of pesticides have been removed from circulation and properly disposed of via permanent collection sites.

 

Listen to Abby Eaton from the MDARD discuss the Clean Sweep Program on 89.1 FM WEMU.   Visit the Michigan Clean Sweep Program main website for additional information.  


What we ACCEPT and DO NOT ACCEPT

 

ACCEPTABLE:spraying weeds

  • Pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
  • Mercury (contained in a plastic container or bag)
  • Mercury-containing Devices (thermometers and thermostats)

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE:

  • Fertilizer


Schedule a Drop-Off

If you would like to bring in products, you are required to schedule a drop-off with our office. Please call 734.222.6874 to schedule an appointment. 

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Appointments for disposal can be scheduled Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm or Saturday around 12 pm.  All pesticides must be cataloged prior to disposal.  If you are a business and have a large number of products, it is suggested that you fill out this form in order to expedite drop-off procedures.  


Collection Site Location

The drop-offs occur at the Home Toxics Reduction Center which is located at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center, at 705 N. Zeeb Road (just north of Exit 169 on I-94).  You can access directions here.  Once you arrive at the building, please follow the driveway past the building to the back left of the parking lot (south side).  The Center is a white shed surrounded by a green chain-link fence (Map).


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The Western Washtenaw County Service Center (above) is located between the Washtenaw County Road Commission office and Scio Township Hall.



Additional Clean Sweep Sites

Michigan has 18 sites in the state.  If you do not live in or near Washtenaw County, click here to find a Michigan Clean Sweep Map location nearest to you.  Please access this document to find other Clean Sweep locations.  Two of the closest locations to Washtenaw County include:

 

Ingham County

Ingham County Health Department

5303 S. Cedar, Lansing, MI 48909

Contact: Michael Allen

Phone: 517.887.4560 

Email: he_allen@ingham.org  

 

Monroe County

Monroe County Health Department

2353 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161

Contact: Jason Childress

Phone: 734.240.7924

Email: jason_childress@monroemi.org

 

Contact Information

Jeff Krcmarik, Environmental Supervisor
734.222.6865

Dan Moody, Solid Waste Coordinator
734.222.3827

Michigan Clean Sweep Program Website

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