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Clean Sweeps Available This Month

Aug 12, 2017 -- 6:24am

8/12/17 - Clean Sweep will be available in Dodge County again this month, for famers, small businesses and residential users. The program allows Dodge County-area residents to safely and legally dispose of unwanted pesticides, poisons, household products and chemicals. The Clean Sweep will be offered on Friday, August 25 at the Dodge County Highway Shop in Neosho from 9am until 1pm. On Saturday, August 26 Clean Sweep will be at the Dodge County Highway Shop on County Road A in the Town of Beaver Dam from 8am until noon. It costs between $60-and$70-thousand dollars to hold a Clean Sweep. UW Extension Area Director Jeff Hoffman says the grant that funds the program is getting harder to get so residential users will see a $10-per vehicle fee to offset costs. He says a group of people could get together and send all their items in one vehicle for the same fee. Hoffman notes that there is still no fee for farmers. Both sites will also be a drop off for hazardous materials from small businesses, which requires pre-registration through the Dodge County UW Extension Office by Tuesday, August 15. While small business owners will have to pay a fee for chemicals based on weight, they avoid having to pay a $600 site fee that Veolia would charge to pick-up chemicals directly from the business. Items generally accepted as part of the Clean Sweep program include pesticides, household cleaners and agricultural materials, along with light bulbs, mercury thermometers and oil and metal-based paints. Items that will NOT be accepted include explosives, human medical and biological wastes, radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, used motor oils, fertilizer, tires, asbestos and anti-freeze. More details are on the Dodge County UW Extension can be found at: 

http://dodge.uwex.edu/community-development/clean-sweep-recycling/

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