GLRPPR: Projects Database
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
About Us
E-Mail This Page
Funding Opps
Region 5 Project Summaries
Sector Resources
Topic Hubs™
Conferences & Training
Ask a Librarian
Mailing List

Projects Database

Bad River Clean Sweep

Project Information

Award Amount:$22,257.00
Dollars Leveraged:$1,236.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/98-5/30/00
Description:Summary: The Bad River Clean Sweep collected household hazardous waste at three pick-up locations on the Bad River Chippewa Indian Reservation. The Band contracted with a licensed special waste hauler for proper collection, handling and disposal of the waste. The Bad River Recycling Coordinator and crew assisted with the Clean Sweep by collecting waste from community members unable to transport the material on their own and assisting at collection sites.

The Bad River Watershed Coordinator conducted the community outreach portion of the project by writing articles for the community and regional papers, producing and distributing a pamphlet, and conducting a workshop at the Bad River Tribal School. The students at the Bad River School were encouraged to participate as volunteers during the collection day.

This program increased citizens’ knowledge and awareness of waste disposal issues and their connection to the quality of water resources on the reservation and in Lake Superior.

Environmental Results/Products:

A total of three separate on-site Bad River Reservation Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Clean Sweep events were hosted at the Tribe’s recycling/solid waste transfer station. Residents of the Bad River Reservation and surrounding communities in the watershed were invited to participate. The tribe added a personalized touch to its collection methods. It offered a free home pick-up service, allowing those that live on the reservation’s most rural areas and communities to participate and contribute.
These events were made public by means of posters, flyers and advertisements. Notices were distributed and posted flyers throughout the tribal governmental and community building and agencies. Prior to each event ads were placed in tribal and the local newspapers. The Tribal Recycling/Solid Waste Department staff provided the public with information regarding HHW and Clean Sweep events. They began informing the public that it provides curbside service to pick up HHW materials on their scheduled recycling material pick-up days.

A total of 6,160 pounds of HHW materials were collected and disposed of from these three events. The following items were removed (collected) from the environment and managed properly through a contractor of hazardous waste: hazardous paint, corrosives, ethylene glycol, cleaners, pesticides, gas/oil, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, aerosols, contaminated soil (special waste).

Bad River Tribal School Student Pollution Prevention Education
The educational component of this grant consisted of the Tribe’s Watershed Coordinator visiting the tribal school system and presenting an Environmental Protection curriculum to the students. The presentation covered several areas including HHW, Pollution Prevention, Recycling and the Landfill Closure Project. A brochure/pamphlet was developed and circulated throughout the community. The Bad River Housing Authority distributed the pamphlets to 223 households under their jurisdiction.


  • Household Hazardous Waste Brochure

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.

Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Primary Contact

Chief Blackbird CTR, Maple LN
P.O Box 39
Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
p: (715)682-7880
f: (715)682-7118
Individual Contacts
  • Donald Corbine

Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Bad River Recycling and Solid Waste Department - Partner

Other Not Shown

The Bad River Housing Authority - Partner

PO Box 57
Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
p: (715) 682-2271
f: (715) 682-6818

The Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter - Partner

Madison Field Office
633 West Main Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
p: 608/251-8140
f: 608/251-8535

Town of Sanborn - Partner

Sanborn, Wisconsin 54806
p: 715-682-2677

Tribal Recycling/Solid Waste Department - Partner

Other Not Shown

University of Wisconsin - Partner

2102 Wright St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
p: 608-245-2908

University of Wisconsin-Extension Office - Partner

161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
p: 414-227-3371
f: 414-227-3165


Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
One East Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-8940

University of Illinios Privacy Notice