Clean Sweep 2014: September 19 &20
Phone and email registration will be open September 1 through 12 ONLY, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (607) 865-6474 or email [email protected] to share your list of items; you’ll be assigned a day and time on which to show up.
Every year, the Watershed Agricultural Council collaborates with the Delaware County Department of Public Works to host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Entering its 18th year, Clean Sweep 2014 caters to watershed farmers, Delaware County residents, businesses and county agencies.
Clean Sweep is free to all Delaware County residents and all watershed farmers in the eight watershed counties, as well as Delaware County residents, businesses and county agencies. Additional fees may apply to select item recycling; check this list for details. Download this Clean Sweep tip sheet to tally up your waste items prior to calling for an appointment.
Businesses dropping off items should completed this CESQG form and bring it with you to Clean Sweep with the estimated nominal fee.
Clean Sweepers can turn in pharmaceuticals, medicines, sharps and syringes again this year for free, as well, no questions asked. These should be bagged or boxed appropriately to reduce personal injury during transport and redemption. Fluorescent bulbs should be secured and surrounded by cardboard.
Residents can drop electronics like TVs, printers and computers, as well as motor oil and car batteries at the Solid Waste Facility, Route 10 in Walton, at any time. So start your clean out today, you don’t have to wait for Clean Sweep!
In 2010, we saw the largest turnout in the 14 years we’ve been conducting Clean Sweep. In 2010, 505 participants representing 29 watershed farms, 33 county businesses and 443 residences dropped off 46.14 tons of pesticides, flammable liquids, acids, toxins and e-wastes. This was our biggest redemption event ever! Each year through Clean Sweep, this voluntary Chemical Disposal Day collects pollutants that might otherwise enter our water supply. Among the most damaging contaminants redeemed last year were:
  • 1.63 tons of mercury
  • 24.1 tons of flammable liquids and paints
  • 1.1 tons of motor oil and antifreeze
  • 2.2 tons of pesticide liquids and solids
We’re able to offer this community service FREE because of the commitment of organizations like these:
  • Delaware County Department of Public Works,
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County,
  • and the Watershed Agricultural Council
with funding from
  • the New York City Department of Environmental Protection,
  • Watershed Agricultural Council,
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,
  • and Delaware County.
Other Community Clean-Up days and contacts: