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Michigan Clean Sweep

Project Information

Award Amount:$40,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$127,000.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/99-9/30/00
The Clean Sweep program collects pesticides from end users in order to prevent illegal disposal or use of the toxic pesticide in question. Michigan has an established Clean Sweep program which includes twelve permanent Clean Sweep storage facilities that allow end users (homeowners, farmers, golf courses, etc.) to drop off pesticides to a regional storage facility. The pesticides are then collected, packaged for shipping, and disposed of properly and safely. There is no charge for this service to residents.

Pesticide dealers and individuals who sell and/or apply pesticides for hire may also, at the Clean Sweep site manager's 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: Education and outreach components exist within the communities serviced by each Clean Sweep site. This program offered the opportunity to remove pesticides of concern for any of the LAMP or AOC initiatives.

Using the permanent Michigan Clean Sweep facilities and sites coordinator resources, MDA maintained an ongoing program to collect pesticides from end-users at no charge. Commercial pesticide applicators were able to participate in the program, but were responsible for covering the cost of chemical disposal, which is well below the normal cost for contracting disposal independently.

This program collected more than 96,000 pounds of pesticides from twelve permanent sites in operation at the time in Michigan.


There are no reports associated with this project.

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

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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
  • Jack Knorek

Associated Organizations

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

Michigan County Health Department - Partner

Capitol View Building
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913
p: 517-373-3740

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Partner

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

Michigan Farm Bureau - Partner

7373 W. Saginaw Hwy.
P.O. Box 30960
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Michigan State University-Extension - Partner

Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University
Room 108
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1039
p: 517-355-2308
f: 517-355-6473


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