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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.

2022 Clean Sweep

A "Clean Sweep" collection has been scheduled in late summer for Fulton, Henderson, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Warren, and Woodford 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 27.  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. 

2022 Clean Sweep Sponsors:

Fulton - Co. SWCD
13118 N. Us Hwy. 24
Lewistown, IL 61542
Fulton Farm Bureau
15411 N State 100 Hwy Ste 1
Lewistown, IL 61542
Knox Farm Bureau
180 S Soangetaha Rd Ste 101
Galesburg, IL 61401
Univ. of IL Ext. - Henderson
410 East Main
PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Henderson - Co. SWCD
323 E. Main St.
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Marshall - Putnam Co. SWCD 1511 University Ct.
Henry, IL 61537
Knox - Co. SWCD
233 S. Soangetaha Rd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Univ. of IL Ext. - Knox
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401
Univ. of IL Ext. - Mercer
910 13th Street
Viola, IL 61486
Marshall - Putman Farm Bureau
509 Front St Ste 1
Henry, IL 61537
Univ. of IL Ext. – Marshall /Putman 509 Front Street, Ste 4
Henry, IL 61537
Peoria - Co. SWCD
6715 N. Smith Rd.
Edwards, IL 61528
Mercer Farm Bureau
206 SE 3rd St
Aledo, IL 61231
Mercer - Co. SWCD
308 S.E. 8th Ave.
Aledo, IL 61231
Univ. of IL Ext. - Stark
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Peoria Farm Bureau
1716 N University St
Peoria, IL 61604
Stark - Co. SWCD
7419b State Rt. 17
Toulon, IL 61483
Warren/Henderson Farm Bureau
1000 N Main St  
Monmouth, IL 61462
Stark Farm Bureau
7417b State Route 17
Toulon, IL 61483
Univ. of IL Ext. - Warren
1000 North Main Street
PO Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Woodford - Co. SWCD
937 W. Center St.
Eureka, IL 61530
Warren - Co. SWCD
701 N. Main St.
Monmouth, IL 61462
Univ. of IL Ext. - Woodford
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Woodford Farm Bureau
117 W Center St PO Box 225
Eureka, IL 61530
Woodford - Co. SWCD
937 W. Center St.
Eureka, IL 61530