Farmers Can Get Rid of Unwanted Pesticides
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.
A "Clean Sweep" collection has been scheduled in late summer for Vermilion County, along with Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean and Piatt 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 July 14. 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 by
- clicking on the link to the right
- stop by the Vermilion County Farm Bureau office at 1905-C U.S. Route 150 in Danville
- calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934
Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The mailing address is: Clean Sweep Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, 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.
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