Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 21st year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment.
Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware County household residents. Delaware County businesses, municipalities and county agencies are also invited to properly dispose of waste materials. Disposal services for businesses and municipalities are provided “at cost” with a cost estimate based on your itemized disposal list.
Pre-register online September 1 through October 15. Simply select a ticket above. Choose an appontment day and time; if that time slot is full, please choose another time. Then approximate a list of items and quantities you’ll be turning in so we can plan for volume. All lists are confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Lastly, answer all questions including how you heard about Clean Sweep 2017.
Clean Sweep 2017 schedule is:
– Businesses & Municipalities: Friday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
– Farmers: Friday, October 20th from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
– Residents: Saturday, October 21st from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Check out this Clean Sweep Tip Sheet on how to properly transport items from your home or business to the drop off site on your appointed day. PLEASE NO WALK-INS!
Clean Sweep 2017 is accepting:
Hazardous & Semi-Hazardous Waste (Please do NOT bring empty containers. Empty containers are garbage.)
– Pesticides and poisons
– Automotive solvents, cleaners, brake fluid and degreasers
– Acids and caustics
– Flammable liquids and gasoline mix
– Oils, stains, varnishes and preservatives
– Adhesives, glues, and driveway sealers
– Photograph chemicals & chemistry sets
– Chlorine, pool, and spa chemicals
– Tars, creosote, asphalt sealers
– Mercury thermometers, switches & thermostats
– Fluorescent bulbs, mercury lights, and ballasts
– Sharps, syringes and lancets
– Paints (Please consolidate latex into full cans and oil paints into separate full cans)
Household Pharmaceuticals & Sharps/Syringes (These should be bagged or boxed appropriately to reduce personal injury during transport and redemption.)
– Unwanted medications and pharmaceuticals
– Pet medications
– Syringes, lances, and sharps
Drop off the following items anytime at the Solid Waste Management Center, 32230 State Highway 10 in Walton:
– Asbestos (with prior approval)
– Car batteries (wet cell types)
– Electronics,Fax machines, copiers, pages, cell phones (15 unit limit)
– Household batteries; dry cell, button batteries, lithium ion (please tape ends)
– Motor oil and oil filters. (uncontaminated only, 5-gallon limit)
– EMPTY Paint cans, aerosols or other empty containers
For Delaware County residents, take advantage of free and easy recycling of these items. Simply deliver these items to the Delaware County Solid Waste Management Center, 32230 State Highway 10 in Walton. The Center is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 7:30am til 2:30pm. (closed holidays)
If you prefer to register by phone or email. Call (607) 865-6474 between October 1-15, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email [email protected] to share your list of items; you’ll be assigned a day and time on which to show up.
PLEASE NO WALK-INS!
If you would like to volunteer to help on either day of Clean Sweep 2017, contact Susan McIntyre at (607) 865-6474 or email [email protected] and include the word VOLUNTEER in your message.
We're able to offer this community service FREE because of the commitment of organizations like these:
Adminstrative support from
– Delaware County Department of Public Works
– Watershed Agricultural Council
– Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County
– Delaware County
-New York City Department of Environmental Protection
– New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
– Watershed Agricultural Council