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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 584,219 lbs of material from approximately 2,088 participants.

2020 Clean Sweep

A “Clean Sweep” collection has been scheduled in late summer for Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties, the Department announced today. 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 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. 

2020 Clean Sweep Sponsors:

Univ. Of Il Ext. - Boone
205 Cadillac Court Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008
Boone Farm Bureau
1925 S Meridian Rd
Rockford, IL 61102
 
Cook Farm Bureau
6438 Joliet Rd
   Countryside, IL 60525
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Cook
8751 S. Greenwood Ave, Ste 112-122
   Chicago, IL 60619
North Cook - Co. SWCD
640 Cosman Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
 
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Cook
2205 Enterprise Dr, Ste 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Cook
8753 South Greenwood Ave Ste 100
   Chicago, IL 60619
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Cook
4747 Lincoln Mall Dr, Ste 601
Matteson, IL 60443
 
Dekalb - Co. SWCD
1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Dekalb
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
Dekalb Farm Bureau
1350 W Prairie Dr
Sycamore, IL 60178
 
Dupage Farm Bureau
245 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Dupage
1100 E. Warrenville Road
Naperville, IL 60563
 
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Grundy
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
 
Grundy - Co. SWCD
3605 N. Il Rt. 47 Suite B
Morris, IL 60450
Kane - Dupage - Co. SWCD
2315 Dean St. Suite 100
St. Charles, IL 60175
 
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Kane
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
 
Kane Farm Bureau
2n710 Randall Rd
St. Charles, IL 60174
Kankakee Farm Bureau
1605 W Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
 
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Kankakee
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
 
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Kendall
7775-B Illinois Route 47
Yorkville, IL 60560
Kendall - Grundy Farm Bureau
4000 N Division
Morris, IL 60450
 
Kendall - Co. SWCD
7775a Rt. 47
   Yorkville, IL 60560
Lake Farm Bureau
70 Us Highway 45 Ste 120
Grayslake, IL 60030
 
Lasalle - Co. SWCD
1691 N. 31st Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
 
Lasalle Farm Bureau
4201 Columbus St
   Ottawa, IL 61350
Mchenry Farm Bureau
1102 Mcconnell Road
   Woodstock, IL 60098
Mchenry- Lake - Co. SWCD
1648 S. Eastwood Dr.
Woodstock, IL 60098
 
Will Farm Bureau
100 Manhattan Rd
   Joliet, IL 60433
Univ. Of Il Ext. - Will
100 Manhattan Road
   Joliet, IL 60433
Will - So. Cook - Co. SWCD
1201 S. Gougar Rd.
New Lenox, IL 60451