Pesticide Clean Sweep Program

The Illinois Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and with funding from the US EPA, annually conducts agricultural/structural pesticide clean sweep program collections for the residents of various counties in the state, depending on the availability of funds. Local sponsors usually included county Farm Bureau offices, University of Illinois Extension offices and Soil and Water Conservation District offices. All chemicals collected during this program are registered with the Department prior to the actual collection date. By pre-registering the products, the Department is able to determine which products were eligible for collection. The majority of products turned away from past collections were not pesticides. 

​​These items included crop oil, surfactants, stickers, foaming agents, etc. Waste pesticides are usually collected from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The costs for the collections are paid for through a grant from the US EPA. Since the inception of the program in 1990, the Department has held more than 48 collection events throughout the state and has collected more than 609,619 lbs of material from approximately 2,177 participants.

2021 Clean Sweep

"Clean Sweep" collections have been scheduled in late summer for Clay, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White counties. The collection, which rotates among Illinois counties, is open to farmers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their property.

Participants must register the products they plan to dispose of by Thursday, July 22.  Registration is required to give the waste disposal contractor time to prepare for the different kinds of materials that will need to be handled.  Forms can be obtained either by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934 or by visiting one of the program sponsors listed below. Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  The mailing address is: 

Clean Sweep Program,
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Environmental Programs
State Fairgrounds,  P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL, 62794-9281

The fax number is (217) 524-4882.  Participants then will be sent a reservation card indicating the date, time and location of their collection. 

2021 Clean Sweep Sponsors:

Edwards Farm Bureau
15 S 5th St
Albion, Il 62806-1116
Saline-Gallatin Farm Bureau
216 S Murphy St Po Box 250
Ridgway, Il 62979-0250
Hamilton Farm Bureau
1212 E. Randolph St. Po Box 248
   Mcleansboro, Il 62859-0248
Pope-Hardin Farm Bureau
113 N Adams Po Box 518
   Golconda, Il 62938-0518
Wabash Farm Bureau
1128 Oak St
Mount Carmel, Il 62863-2444
Wayne Farm Bureau
301 E Court St Po Box 526
Fairfield, Il 62837-0526
White Farm Bureau
304 E Robinson St Po Box 367
   Carmi, Il 62821-0367
Clay - Co. Swcd
155 Rt. 45 N.
Louisville, Il 62858
Edwards - Co. Swcd
90 W. Pine St.
Albion, Il 62806
Gallatin - Co. Swcd
1000 W. Main St.
Ridgway, Il 62979
Hamilton - Co. Swcd
1101 E. Randolph St.
Mclensboro, Il 62859
Pope - Hardin Co. Swcd
25 Eddyville Blacktop Rd.
Golconda, Il 62938
Wabash - Co. Swcd
15039 Four H Center Ln.
Mount Carmel, Il 62863
Wayne - Co. Swcd
23 Industrial Dr.
Fairfiled, Il 62837
White - Co. Swcd
1105 W. Main St.
Carmi, Il 62821
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Clay
223 W Railroad St
Flora, Il 62839
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Edwards
350 N 7th St
Albion, Il 62806
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Wabash
738 N. Market
Mt. Carmel, Il 62863
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Wayne
#2b Frontier Dr
Fairfield, Il 62837
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Gallatin
216 S. Murphy
Ridgway, Il 62979
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Hamilton
100 S. Jackson
Mcleansboro, Il 62859
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Hardin-Pope
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, Il 62985
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Saline
912 S Commercial Street Ste 4
Harrisburg, Il 62946