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CleanSweepNY Project

Clean Sweep NY

Clean Sweep NY is an Environmental Benefit Project for the removal of cancelled, unwanted, unusable, or otherwise obsolete pesticide chemicals from agricultural or non-agricultural entities such as farmers and commercial pesticide applicators who cannot otherwise participate in residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events. CleanSweepNY is not available to homeowners.

A picture of a collection of chemical containers.CleanSweepNY also collects school laboratory chemicals, elemental mercury and mercury containing devices such as thermometers and manometers, and also triple rinsed rigid plastic pesticide containers (HDPE #2) for recycling.

Pre-registration is necessary and registration packets can be mailed to those wishing to participate.

Additional information can be found at the CleanSweepNY website link listed on the right column of this page.


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