The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC). This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. For amounts over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted pesticide products at little or no cost.
All public and private schools, golf courses, nurseries, farmers, ag dealers, cities, towns, municipalities and county units of government or others receiving this notice are eligible to participate.
For southwest Indiana the Clean Sweep Project is being hosted by Purdue Extension – Dubois County on August 26, 2020 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, 4157 S. State Road 162, Huntingburg, IN from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT. Pre-registration for OISC planning is required for drop-off.
Participants are required to complete and return a Clean Sweep Pesticide Planning Form to the best of their ability, with forms available at https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/clean_sweep.html . Mail, fax, or e-mail the completed form to Garret Creason, OISC, at 765-494-4331 or email@example.com no later than Monday, August 10, 2020. Then bring your labeled, leak free, and safe to transport containers to the collection site. DO NOT mix pesticide materials. In case of an emergency, you should bring with you a list of products you are carrying and a contact phone number.
COVID-19 Guidelines: When you arrive to drop off materials please stay in your vehicle and a team member will check you in. Our team will be unloading one vehicle at a time to maintain physical distancing. If you must exit your vehicle, face masks are encouraged.
OISC reserves the right to cancel this Pesticide Clean Sweep Project if there is not adequate demand. Participants submitting the required Clean Sweep planning form by August 10, 2020 will be contacted immediately if cancellation is necessary.