Fertilizers & Pesticides (Farms & Businesses)

About Clean Sweep

The Michigan Clean Sweep Program makes it easy to get rid of unused, expired or unwanted pesticides - for free! Appointments are required.

Clean Sweep Program Pesticde Disposal

The Michigan Clean Sweep Program protects the state's natural resources and prevents pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of pesticides. We accept pesticides from any Michigan resident or business. This program is perfect for agribusinesses, greenhouses, nurseries, and golf courses with expired pesticide product!

What We Accept

  • Pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.).

Please note that we do not accept fertilizer or other non-pesticide products under the Clean Sweep Program. If you are a resident of Washtenaw County and you have other toxic materials to dispose of, please see our Home Toxics Reduction Program.

Instructions

  • Call the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Solid Waste Program at 734-222-3810 to schedule an appointment. Weekday and some Saturday appointments are available. If leaving a voicemail, please include your name and phone number. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. We are as flexible as possible and ask for at least a two day notice.
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, please check in at the front customer counter unless other arrangements have been made. Leave the pesticides in your vehicle. You will be instructed to pull around the back of the building to the collection shed.
  • All pesticides must be cataloged before you can leave, noting the item name, Environmental Protection Agency registration number and weight. If you are a business and/or have a large number of products, please complete this fillable form (PDF) and bring it with you.
  • Showing up without an appointment will not guarantee an employee will be present to help you. Please call ahead and schedule an appointment so we can be there to assist you!

Additional Michigan Clean Sweep Program sites

Michigan has 18 Clean Sweep sites throughout the state! 

  • Map of Michigan Clean Sweep locations 
  • List of Michigan Clean Sweep Locations

The Michigan Clean Sweep Program is operated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Since 1996, more than 2.2 million pounds (1,100 tons) of pesticides have been removed from circulation and properly disposed of via permanent collection sites.

Visit the Michigan Clean Sweep Program website for additional information.