Schools and businesses register to get rid of pesticides

Putnam County businesses and schools now have a safe, convenient method to dispose of unwanted pesticides and other chemicals, much like Putnam’s Household Hazardous Waste Day that provides residents an opportunity to get rid of environmentally unsafe substances.

CleanSweepNY is an environmental benefit project, initiated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Bureau of Pesticide Management. The early April event provides for the environmentally safe and economic collection and disposal of unwanted pesticides, school chemicals, golf course chemicals, elemental mercury and mercury-containing devices.

CleanSweepNY collection efforts are not directed toward the general public since home and garden pesticides are accepted at the routine Household Hazardous Waste events, supported by the Putnam County Department of Health.

Preregistration is required to participate in CleanSweepNY. For information on how to participate and register, visit or call 877-793-3769.

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