CLEAN SWEEP CLOSES FOR THE SEASON ON OCTOBER 31st

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 6:39am

LAST SATURDAY FOR HOUSEHOLD DROP-OFFS IS OCTOBER 25th

NEWS RELEASE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH MADISON & DANE COUNTY

MADISON, WI- October 23, 2008 - The Dane County / City of Madison Clean Sweep Program for recycling household hazardous waste will end its 2008 season on Friday, October 31st. Items that can be dropped off at Clean Sweep include oil based paints, pesticides, poisons, household products containing organic solvents, ignitable, aerosols, and non-automotive type rechargeable batteries.

For the final Saturday, October 25th, all traffic will be routed to the Badger Road driveway behind the Dane County Highway garage. Customers will be directed to drive through the facility and remain in their cars while the products are unloaded. The Product Exchange will be closed for this event. Customers with large loads will be directed to a parking stall for unloading.

A large turnout is anticipated, so there may be delays. The Clean Sweep staff highly recommend that the public stop by prior to either the last Saturday or the last day of the 2008 season.

Normal hours of operation are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site is located at the Dane County Highway garage, 2302 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison. Prior to the last Saturday the site can be accessed by following the signs on Fish Hatchery Road or on West Badger Road. It is important to drop off household hazardous waste during the listed hours of operation. Leaving materials at the site when it is closed is illegal and can lead to a $2,000.00 fine.

As of October 23, 2008, Clean Sweep will no longer be accepting small business and agricultural appointments for 2008.

To find out more about any of the Clean Sweep programs, please visit our Web site at www.danecountycleansweep.com

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Contacts: 
  • Dave Radisewitz, (608) 243-0347
  • Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302