Clean Sweep Program
Clean Sweep is a free, voluntary program designed to help reduce the human and environmental impacts of pesticides that are no longer usable.
Anyone who has old, banned, unregistered, or otherwise unusable pesticides (including herbicides, moldicides and fungicides) that need to be disposed of can participate. Common participants include farmers, golf course managers, nursery and greenhouse operators. Although the focus is primarily agricultural, home owners are welcome too. This program is not intended for pesticide dealers or persons who apply pesticides for hire.
Why should you participate?
– Storing unusable pesticides represents an unnecessary risk to
many, including: fire fighters, curious children, pets and the
– Soil and groundwater can become contaminated if old
containers are stored indefinitely and begin to leak
The next Clean Sweep Event for Ionia County will be on September 11, 2014.
Call the Ionia Conservation District at (616) 527-2620 ext. 113 for more information.