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Erie County Clean Sweeps Ii


Project Information

Award Amount:$75,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$56,000.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/94-1/1/96
URL:n/a
Description:Summary: This project built upon a very successful 1993 collection of 8000 pounds of pesticides including arsenic, DDT and chlordane. Implementing recommendations from the initial clean sweeps, Erie County regionalized the collection of agricultural waste pesticides. The Clean Sweeps II pesticide collection program provided disposal opportunities for farmers and agribusiness in Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. In addition, Clean Sweep II offered an opportunity for nonagricultural Erie County conditionally-exempt small quantity generators, such as schools, to surrender waste pesticides.

Environmental Results/Products: In April 1995, Erie County staff collected 32,300 pounds of waste pesticides from 119 registrants at two events. The pesticides collected included banned products such as DDT and DDT mixtures, arsenic mixtures, dinoseb, chlordane and 700 pounds of dioxin-bearing pesticides.

Conditionally-exempt small quantity generators turned in 11,000 pounds of waste pesticides. Examples of these small quantity generators include school district building and grounds maintenance departments, nurseries, and county recreational facilities.

Products/Reports

There are no reports associated with this project.


Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning - Primary Contact

95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
p: 716-858-7674
f: 716-858-7713
Individual Contacts

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