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Safely dispose of toxic & hazardous chemicals through CleanSweepNY

Clean Sweep NY

Does your business, farm, school, or other large organization have hazardous materials to discard? You may be able to dispose of them through an upcoming CleanSweepNY collection scheduled for NYSDEC's Region 8 (made up of Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties.)

Details regarding anycollection dates and locations will be posted on our EVENTS CALENDAR whenever such collection dates are scheduled.

About CleanSweepNY

CleanSweepNY is an Environmental Benefit Project which was initiated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Bureau of Pesticide Management and it describes in one word an effort to safely and economically dispose of canceled, unwanted, unusable, or otherwise obsolete pesticides and other chemicals from agricultural or non-agricultural business activities. CleanSweepNY also provides for the disposal of elemental mercury, mercury containing devices such as thermometers, manometers, etc... from schools and other entities.

CleanSweepNY collection events do not target the general public since home and garden pesticides are accepted in Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections. Commercially applied or larger quantities of pesticides are usually excluded from local HHW collections. In New York State this fact has created a backlog of demand for safe, legal, and affordable disposal of obsolete pesticide products and other chemicals.

Preregistration is necessary and registration packets will be mailed upon request to those wishing to participate. Registration forms can be requested by calling toll free at 877-793-3769 or by email at 

Due to the low number of metal pesticide containers being turned in and due to the added cost for providing this service, CleanSweepNY will no longer collect for recycling any metal pesticide containers or drums. We apologize for any inconvenience this may bring.

For additional information, please call 877-793-3769 or e-mail questions to


Toni Gardner
Natural Resources/Solid Waste Subject Educator
(607) 734-4453 ext 203

Last updated August 26, 2022