Spring Clean Sweep in Buffalo Co.

Spring Clean Sweep in Buffalo Co.

The 2021 Agriculture and Household Chemical Clean Sweep collection will be held on Saturday, June 12, at the Buffalo County Highway Shop – Alma Location.  Materials can be brought to the site from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Proof of Buffalo County residency will be required. 

The Highway Shop is located at S1672 State Hwy 37, Alma.  Funds for the Clean Sweep were obtained from a grant sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection and Buffalo County.  The Clean Sweep is a cooperative effort between the Buffalo County UW Madison-Extension Office, Buffalo County Highway Department, and Buffalo County Recycling.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

ACCEPTABLE materials include: 


· Pesticides 

· Herbicides 

· Fungicides 

· Insecticides 

· Rodenticides 

· Other poisonous repellents and banned chemicals (DDT) 


· Varnishes 

· Shellacs 

· Turpentine 

· Thinners 

· Lead Based Paints 

· Oil Based Paints 

· Aerosols 

· Wood Preservatives 


· Oven Cleaners 

· Spot Removers 

· Polishes 


· Contaminated motor Oil 

· Bulk Mercury and Mercury Containing Devices & Compounds 

· Agrichemical Sludge 

· Veterinary Supplies 

· Acids/Bases 

· Mothballs 

· Antifreeze 

UNACCEPTABLE materials include

  • LATEX Paint is NOT acceptable 
  • Sharps 
  • Explosive & Radioactive material (such as smoke detectors) 
  • Compressed gas tanks and high-pressure cylinders 
  • Tires 
  • Infectious and biological waste 
  • Appliances 
  • Freon gasses 
  • Ammunition 
  • LATEX Paint 
  • Used motor oil 
  • Batteries 
  • Empty Pesticide Containers 

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