Door County Receives State Money for Clean Sweep Program

Door County will receive a total of $12,000 to conduct a clean sweep program in 2014. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection says a total of $750,000 will be doled out to communities across the state next year to collect & safely dispose of household hazardous wastes, unused prescription drugs & leftover agricultural chemicals. Since its inception, the clean sweep program statewide has collected more than three million pounds of agricultural waste, nearly 17 million pounds of household hazardous wastes, & nearly 140,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. Clean sweep began collecting agricultural chemicals in 1990. Household hazardous wastes were added in 2004 & pharmaceuticals in 2008.

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