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FALL 2023

The Fall 2023 CleanSweepNY collection event will take place in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, and Oneida counties. Farmers and pesticide applicators/technicians from neighboring counties are encouraged to participate at one of these locations.

Participants must register to participate in this waste collection program. A registration form can be requested at the following phone number or e-mail address:

Telephone: 518-225-8146
E-Mail: cleansweep@dec.ny.gov


The collection locations and dates are as follows:

Potsdam, NY Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Watertown, NY Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Lowville, NY Thursday, October 5, 2023
Utica, NY Friday, October 6, 2023

CleanSweepNY Services are Not Available to Homeowners.

CleanSweepNY services are provided to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses, marinas, schools, landscapers and lawncare providers, nurseries, greenhouses, 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 results in enhanced stewardship of the environment through the improved management and proper disposal of unusable pesticides and other chemical wastes. These materials may pose human health risks upon exposure and represent a potential hazard to New York State's groundwater and surface water resources.

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

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