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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 52 collection events throughout the state and has collected more than 629,669 lbs of material from approximately 2,196 participants.

2023 Clean Sweep

A "Clean Sweep" collection has been scheduled in late summer for Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery and St. Clair 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 Wednesday, July 28.  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. 

2023 Clean Sweep Sponsors:


Clean Sweep Sponsors & Locations


Monroe Farm Bureau
513 Park St Po Box 129
Waterloo, IL 62298-0129
Monroe - Co. Swcd
140 Williamsburg Ln
.Waterloo, IL 62298
Bond Farm Bureau
925 E. Harris Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246-2217
Bond - Co. Swcd
1111 E. Harris Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246
Madison - Co. Swcd
7205 Marine Rd
.Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison Farm Bureau
900 Hillsboro Ave Po Box 10
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0010
Marion - Co. Swcd
1550 E. Main St.
Salem, IL 62881
Marion Farm Bureau
1630 N Broadway Po Box 640
Salem, IL 62881-0640
Clinton - Co. Swcd
1780 N. 4th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Clinton Farm Bureau
1165 N 4th St Po Box 126
Breese, IL 62230-0126
Fayette - Co. Swcd
301 S. Third St
.Vandalia, IL 62471
Jersey Co. Swcd
604 E. Franklin
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Fayette Farm Bureau
1125 Sunset Dr
Vandalia, IL 62471-3209

Macoupin - Co. Swcd
300 CarlinvILle Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626


St. Clair Farm Bureau
1478 E Ste Rte 15 Box 547
Belleville, IL 62222
St. Clair - Co. Swcd
2031 Mascoutah Ave.
Belleville, IL 62220
Montgomery - Co. Swcd
1621 Vandalia Rd
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Macoupin Farm Bureau
220 N Broad St Po Box 77
Carlinville, IL 62626-0077

Montgomery Farm Bureau
102 N Main St
Hillsboro, IL 62049-1148


Univ. of IL Ext. - Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Univ. of IL Ext. - Bond, Clinton, Marin
1404 E Main Rt 50East
Salem, IL 62881

Univ. of IL Ext. - Fayette
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401



Univ. of IL Ext. - Madison, Monroe, St. Clair 2051 Lynch Ave East St. Louis, IL 62204