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1998 Clean Sweep

Project Information

Award Amount:$40,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$2,106.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/98-9/30/99
Description:Summary: This grant provided funding for the disposal of 59,000 pounds of pesticides at eight permanent clean sweep storage facilities that have been supported by EPA and GLNPO. Clean Sweep helps protect the state's natural resources and prevent agriculture pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of outdated, unused or unwanted pesticides in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agricultures Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program (MDA MGSP), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local units of government, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), to date have established 16 permanent Clean Sweep sites located throughout the state.

Farmers and individual Michigan residents may drop off potentially harmful pesticides at a Clean Sweep site where they will be collected, packaged for shipping, and disposed of properly and safely. There is no charge for this service. Those interested in participating in the program may contact the site coordinator at the location nearest to them for more information, including collection dates. Pesticide dealers and individuals who sell and/or apply pesticides for hire may also, at the Clean Sweep site managers 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:
Clean Sweep sites cannot take non-pesticide or non-mercury items like Household Hazardous Wastes (leftover consumer products like certain paints, cleaners, car batteries and motor oil), they are run concurrently with local HHW programs to ensure convenience for customers. MDA, through the MGSP and fees paid by pesticide and fertilizer registration fees on specialty and agricultural products, provides funding to support the disposal of pesticides, while the local unit of government host site provides for staffing, scheduling, site maintenance, promotion, vendor selfection, etc. The USEPA has historically provided funding for site construction, and will often provide additional funding to support pesticide disposal. MDEQ support covers the cost of allowing mercury disposal at the sites as well.

This Clean Sweep program collected more than 59,000 pounds of pesticides from eight permanent sites in Michigan.


There are no reports associated with this project.

Funding Organizations

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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

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Michigan Department of Agriculture - Primary Contact

PO Box 30017
Lansing, Michigan 48909
p: (517) 335-2874
f: (517) 335-3131
Individual Contacts

Associated Organizations

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Partner

Environmental Science & Services Division
PO Box 30457
Lansing, Michigan 30457
p: 800-662-9278


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