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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Collections: 2021 NW Cleansweep Schedule

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The Northwest Cleansweep Program collects household hazardous waste (HHW) chemicals from residents FREE of charge in the following counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn.

2021 Northwest Cleansweep Schedule

Northwest Cleansweep is a valuable program to our region because it provides an outlet for residents to safely dispose of potentially harmful substances to humans, animals, and the environment. Examples of items collected include: old gas and antifreeze, oil-based paints and stains, strippers, battery acid, herbicides, pesticides and insecticides, mercury-containing items such as old thermometers and thermostats, pool chemicals, photo chemicals, caustic cleaners, fertilizers, solvents, prescription medications (except Price County, Taylor County, and the Town of La Pointe), and household chemicals. Items not accepted at the collection events are listed on the schedule. 

Businesses qualified as Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) and Agricultural Producers (farmers/farms) wanting to dispose of chemicals should contact Zach Davis, Veolia Environmental Services, at zach.davis@veolia.com. Preregistration for VSQG and Agricultural Producers is required at least two weeks in advance of the event, including a full list of materials and prepayment/authorization. Farmers/Farms may dispose of up to 200 pounds for free. 

Residents, farmers, and businesses are welcome to attend any of the collections in our service area, not just the one offered in your particular county. As long as you reside in one of the counties in the NWRPC service region, except Iron County, you are eligible to use any event location.

If you do have any questions that are not addressed on the schedule/information page, please contact Warren Johnson at 715-635-2197 ext. 234.

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