Wood County Clean Sweep Provides Opportunity to Dispose of Hazardous Chemicals

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Clean Sweep serving all of Wood County residents

Wood County Clean Sweep is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon at Marshfield Ag Research Station South Campus, 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield.

Clean Sweep is a voluntary program for the legal and safe disposal of hazardous wastes from homes, farms and businesses. Hazardous chemicals can cause health, safety or environmental problems. Improperly stored or disposed chemicals can pollute lakes, rivers and drinking water.

Examples of Acceptable Materials: Automotive: brake fluid, degreasers, ether, old fuel, transmission fluid Lawn, Garden & Farm: fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides Household: drain cleaner, dry cleaning fluid, floor polish, metal cleaners, mildew cleaner, moth balls, nail polish remover, NiCad batteries, oven cleaner, photography chemicals, pool chemicals, silver polish, spot remover Workshop: creosote, gun cleaning fluid, hobby materials, lacquer, lead-based paints, stripper, thinner/solvents, turpentine, varnish, wood preservatives

NOT ACCEPTED: latex paint, tires, motor oil, automotive batteries, fluorescent tubes, electronics, appliances, antifreeze, explosives or high pressure cylinders. (Dry out latex paint and dispose of it in the garbage. Recycle used motor oil and anti-freeze.)

The event is being held at the Ag Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Drive. Full Brochure HERE.

QUESTIONS: Wood County Extension at 715-421-8440 or Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.

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