Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste Site Announces 2008 Season Opening

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 3:32am

Site Open on Friday May 2nd

NEWS RELEASE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH FOR MADISON & DANE COUNTY
Madison WI, April 23, 2008 - The Clean Sweep Program for recycling household hazardous waste will open its 2008 season on Friday, May 2nd, 2008. 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 on 2302 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison, on the corner of Fish Hatchery and Badger Roads.

The last day of the season will be Friday, October 31st 2008.

Please remember that leaving materials at the site when it is closed is illegal and can lead to a $2000 forfeiture.

The Clean Sweep Program provides an opportunity for residents of Dane County to safely dispose of household hazardous materials, free of charge. The Product Exchange is a program for residents to take, free of charge, the high quality and usable products brought into Clean Sweep.

The Small Business Collection Program accepts materials from small businesses and local units of government. These materials are accepted on Thursday mornings by appointment. Prior arrangements need to be made before bringing materials to the site, and there is a per pound charge for use of the program. Business owners are reminded that they need to allow enough time to request registration materials and to submit an inventory of the materials for recycling. Registration is available on our web site at www.danecountycleansweep.com or by calling Dave Radisewitz, the Clean Sweep Coordinator, at 243-0347.

Clean Sweep will also accept agriculturally generated wastes. A Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection grant underwrites the disposal costs so there is no cost to farmers, and agricultural businesses only pay half the normal business cost. All farmers and agricultural-related businesses from Dane County are invited to participate.

Agricultural Clean Sweep Program participation is by appointment only, and events are held every Thursday morning during the Clean Sweep season from May through October at the Fish Hatchery Road site. Registration is available on our web site at www.danecountycleansweep.com or by calling Dave Radisewitz at (608) 243-0347.

For more information on Clean Sweep programs, please refer to our web site at www.danecountycleansweep.com, or call our information line at (608) 243-0368.

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