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Fall 2016 – NYSDEC Regions 1 and 6

Promoting a Toxic Free Future for New York State

There will be two Fall 2016 CleanSweepNY collection events during the month of October. The first collection will take place in DEC’s Region 6 on the following dates and locations:
  • October 4th – Potsdam, NY
  • October 5th – Watertown, NY and
  • October 6th – Herkimer, NY
The targeted counties are: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence.

A special CleanSweepNY collection will take place in DEC’s Region 1 on the following dates and locations:
  • October 25th – Riverhead, NY and
  • October 26th – Melville, NY
The targeted counties are: Nassau and Suffolk

In order to participate, pre-registration is required. Registration packets can be requested by telephone or e-mail at the following:

Telephone: 877-793-3769
E-Mail: info@cleansweepny.org

CleanSweepNY services are provided to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses, marinas, and other entities possessing unwanted or unusable pesticides and other waste chemicals. Each participant is responsible for transporting their materials to the collection site.

CleanSweepNY Services are Not Available to Homeowners.

CleanSweepNY results in enhanced stewardship of the environment. These materials pose human health risks upon exposure and a significant potential hazard to New York State’s groundwater and surface water resources.

CleanSweepNY is an Environmental Benefit Project administered by the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) which was initially established with approximately $2.2 million from several enforcement settlements in NYSDEC's Pest Management program.

The collections are scheduled and organized by NYSDEC with the collaboration of NYSDOT who generously provide sites for the collection of these unwanted chemicals.

CleanSweepNY is supported by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, New York Farm Bureau, and other related grower associations.

Please do not contact NYSDOT for CleanSweepNY information.

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