What are Wisconsin Clean Sweep Grants?
The mission of Wisconsin Clean Sweep program is to assist communities in improving and sustaining public health, environmental and animal safety by reducing risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, pesticides, and unwanted prescription drugs around Wisconsin residences, farms and businesses. Wisconsin Clean Sweep was established in 1990 to provide financial assistance to Wisconsin counties, regional planning commissions, cities, villages, and other municipalities to collect unwanted pesticides. In 2004, the program expanded to include household wastes such as acids, flammable chemicals, mercury, lead paint, and solvents. In 2007, the Legislature authorized the Department to increase grant eligibility to include unwanted prescription drugs such as controlled substances, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, gastrointestinal drugs, and antihistamines.
For more information visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection here.