2017 Green County CLEAN SWEEP Program

Green County will again be offering a CLEAN SWEEP Hazardous Materials Collection Program from May 1 to October 31, at the Green County Landfill, W2002 County SS, Brodhead, WI.  The program will be open to receive Agriculture products as well as Household products for Green County farmers and residents.

Hours of Operation:

  • 7AM-3PM (Weekdays)
  • 8AM-11:30AM on the following Saturdays: June 3rd, July 8th, August 5th, September 2nd and October 7th

Farmers can dispose of up to 200 pounds of Ag Chemicals for free and homeowners will be able to dispose of up to 50 pounds for free without pre-registering. Farmers and homeowners wishing to dispose of more than these amount need to pre-register by calling the Green County Landfill at 608-897-8605, and may be charged for large amounts.  All items should be properly identified and materials will only be accepted by authorized personnel during normal business hours.  Proof of Green County residency is required.

The Clean Sweep program is an opportunity to dispose of banned products or supplies damaged by moisture or contamination.  This will be the seventh year that Green County has offered a Clean Sweep Collection Program.

Examples of hazardous items that will be accepted include:

  • Oven cleaners, spot removers & drain cleaners,
  • Herbicides like Atrazine, Round-up, Banvel, 2,4-D, Silverx, brush killers and many others
  • Insecticides including Diazinon, Lead Arsenate, DDT, Chlordane, Thimet, Furadan, Sevin and others
  • Fungicides including Captan, Funginex and copper compound
  • Lead, Marine & Auto Paint & Paint Strippers
  • Animal Health Products
  • Cadmium & Lithium Batteries
  • Wood Finishes, Oil Based Paint & Stains, Solvents
  • Other Miscellaneous such as Mercury, Degreasers, Roofing Tar, Hydraulic Fluid, Pool Chemicals, and Old Gasoline

Examples of hazardous items that will NOT be accepted include:

  • Tires
  • Latex Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Firearms & Ammunition
  • Freon 11 and 12 radioactive material
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Yard Waste
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Recyclable Materials
  • Biological Wastes

Additional Notes:

  • Latex Pain can be safely disposed of in the regular garbage as long as it is hardened. If you have small amounts of left over latex or oil based paint, simply open the can and let it dry out in a well ventilated area.  Once it is hardened, it can safely be put into the regular garbage. If you have large amounts of paint left over, you can purchase a hardener at paint stores to put in the paint that will harden the entire amount. Another option is to line a box with a plastic bag, add kitty litter or other absorbent material, and then pour the paint over the material. Let it dry and then place the bag into the regular garbage.

For more information, please see the attached Clean Sweep Brochure 2017 or contact Mark Mayer, Green County UW-Extension, at 608-328-9440 or at mark.mayer@ces.uwex.edu