Michigan Clean Sweep
The Clean Sweep program collects pesticides from end users in order to prevent illegal disposal or use of the toxic pesticide in question. Michigan has an established Clean Sweep program which includes twelve permanent Clean Sweep storage facilities that allow end users (homeowners, farmers, golf courses, etc.) to drop off pesticides to a regional storage facility. The pesticides are then collected, packaged for shipping, and disposed of properly and safely. There is no charge for this service to residents.
Pesticide dealers and individuals who sell and/or apply pesticides for hire may also, at the Clean Sweep site manager's discretion, dispose of unused or unwanted pesticides at cost. This cost is typically less than 20 percent of the normal cost of pesticide waste disposal because of economies of scale and competitive bidding of waste disposal accounts.
Environmental Results/Products: Education and outreach components exist within the communities serviced by each Clean Sweep site. This program offered the opportunity to remove pesticides of concern for any of the LAMP or AOC initiatives.
Using the permanent Michigan Clean Sweep facilities and sites coordinator resources, MDA maintained an ongoing program to collect pesticides from end-users at no charge. Commercial pesticide applicators were able to participate in the program, but were responsible for covering the cost of chemical disposal, which is well below the normal cost for contracting disposal independently.
This program collected more than 96,000 pounds of pesticides from twelve permanent sites in operation at the time in Michigan.
There are no reports associated with this project.
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.
Organizations Receiving Funding
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.
Michigan Department of Agriculture - Primary Contact
Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.
Michigan County Health Department - Partner
Capitol View Building
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Michigan Farm Bureau - Partner
7373 W. Saginaw Hwy.
P.O. Box 30960
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Michigan State University-Extension - Partner
Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1039
One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; firstname.lastname@example.org