ONTARIO CO., N.Y. — CleanSweepNY is a project sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Bureau of Pesticide Management that collects and disposes of canceled, unwanted, unusable, or otherwise obsolete pesticides and other chemicals from agricultural or non-agricultural businesses.
A collection event targeting the following counties will take place during the week of October 2, 2017: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.
The collection dates and locations are:
- Tuesday October 3rd, Watkins Glen
- Wednesday October 4th, Hornell
- Thursday October 5th, Lakeville
- Friday October 6th, Waterloo
CleanSweepNY services are provided to farmers and owners of former farms, 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. Due to the low number of metal pesticide containers being turned in and due to the added cost for providing this service, CleanSweepNY will no longer collect for recycling any metal pesticide containers or drums. For more information, visit http://www.cleansweepny.org/
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
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