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IDOA schedules Clean Sweep collection in Central Illinois
Program will safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides

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[May 13, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD - Residents of eight central Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Pesticide Clean Sweep program.

A Clean Sweep collection has been scheduled in late summer for Tazewell, Mason, Menard, Sangamon, Logan, DeWitt, Macon and Piatt counties, the department announced today. The collection, which rotates among Illinois counties, is open to farmers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their property.

“There are two, big reasons to take advantage of this program,” Warren Goetsch, Bureau Chief of Environmental Programs, said. “First, it’s free. If individuals were to properly dispose of agrichemicals on their own, the cost would be expensive. But the department is able to provide the service free of charge thanks to a grant it obtained from the U.S. EPA. Second, the state of Illinois, not the program participant, will assume liability for the proper disposal of all materials collected.”

Participants must register the products they plan to dispose of by July 14. Registration is required to give the waste disposal contractor time to prepare for the different kinds of materials that will need to be handled. Forms can be obtained either by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934 or visiting one of the program sponsors listed below.

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Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The mailing address is: Clean Sweep Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL, 62794-9281. The fax number is (217) 524-4882.

Participants then will be sent a reservation card indicating the date, time and location of their collection.



Clean Sweep Sponsors


University of Illinois Extension
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521

University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista
Pekin, IL 61554

University of Illinois Extension
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707

Mason County Farm Bureau
127 S. High St.
Havana, IL 6264

Menard County Farm Bureau
101 E. Jefferson P.O. Box 258
Petersburg, IL 62675

Sangamon County Farm Bureau
2631 Beechler Court
Springfield, IL 62703

DeWittt County Farm Bureau
1060 Rte. 54
Clinton, IL 61727

Macon County Farm Bureau
1150 W. Pershing Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526

Piatt County Farm Bureau
427 W. Marion St.
Monticello, IL 61856

Macon County SWCD
4004 College Park Road
Decatur, IL 62521

DeWitt County SWCD
5920 Revere Road
Clinton, IL 61727

Tazewell County SWCD
1440 Valle Vista Blvd. Suite B
Pekin, IL 61554

Tazewell County Farm Bureau
1505 Valle Vista Blvd.
Pekin, IL 61554

Logan County Farm Bureau
308 N. Union St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

Piatt County SWCD
1209 Bear Lane
Monticello, IL 61856

Mason County SWCD
930 East Laurel Avenue
Havana, IL 62655

Menard County SWCD
17781 Village Green Road
Petersburg, IL 62675

Sangamon County SWCD
2623 Sunrise Drive, Suite 1
Springfield, IL 62703


Logan County SWCD
1650 5th Street Road
Lincoln, IL 62656


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