ALBANY - The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will hold its spring CleanSweepNY pesticide and chemical collection events in Clinton, Essex, and Washington counties during the week of May 3. CleanSweepNY provides businesses, farms and institutions with an opportunity to ensure proper disposal of unwanted and/or obsolete pesticides and other chemicals to help provide a healthy and sustainable New York.
Pre-registration is required. April 7 is the registration deadline for holders of unknown materials; April 16 for all others.
CleanSweepNY is not available to homeowners. The collection effort is directed at professional pesticide applicators, agricultural operations, and other facilities where significant amounts of pesticides and other chemicals are used, such as schools, businesses, cemeteries, and recreational facilities like golf courses and marinas. Additionally, elemental mercury and empty, triple-rinsed HDPE-2 plastic pesticide containers and nursery pots will be collected.
A Drop-off is planned for May 5 at the Department of Transportation facility at 7735 Route 9N in Elizabethtown.
To register and for more information on CleanSweepNY, visit www.cleansweepny.org or call 1-877-793-3769.