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Spring 2016 – NYSDEC Region 5

Promoting a Toxic Free Future for New York State

The Spring 2016 CleanSweepNY collection event was another great success with 36,787 pounds of chemical wastes collected for disposal from 82 participating entities. This collection event brings the grand total of chemical wastes collected across 18 CleanSweepNY collection events to over 1.45 million pounds.

Plans will soon be underway for a Fall 2016 collection event which will target the following counties in NYSDEC’s Region 6: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence.

Pre-registration is required and 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, schools, 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 through the improved management and proper disposal of unusable pesticides and other chemical wastes. These materials pose human health risks upon exposure and a significant 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 provides sites for the collection of these unwanted chemical materials.

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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