Thursday, October 11, 2012

Clean Sweep Closing for the Season

The Dane County / City of Madison Clean Sweep Program for recycling household hazardous waste will end its 2012 season on Wednesday, October 31st at 2:00 PM. 

Items that can be dropped off at Clean Sweep include oil based paints, pesticides, poisons, household products containing organic solvents, ignitable, aerosols, and non-automotive type rechargeable batteries. 

On the final day, all traffic will be routed to the Badger Road driveway behind the Dane County Highway garage. Customers will be directed to drive through the facility and remain in their cars while the products are unloaded.

The Product Exchange will be closed during this period. 

Customers with large loads will be directed to a parking stall for unloading. A large turnout is anticipated, so there may be delays. The Clean Sweep staff highly recommends that you should avoid the last day rush and drop off materials before the 31st.

Normal hours of operation are on Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00am to 2:00pm. The site is located at the Dane County Highway garage, 2302 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison. 

There are only a few weeks left to make an appointment to dispose of very small quantity generator business wastes. Appointment times are filling up fast, so make your appointment soon. October 19th is the last day for business appointments during our 2012 season.

Prior to the last Saturday the site can be accessed from West Badger Road. It is important to drop off household hazardous waste during the listed hours of operation. Leaving materials at the site when it is closed is illegal and can lead to a $2,000.00 fine.

In early 2013, Clean Sweep will be moving to a new permanent facility which will allow the program to operate all year long. More details about this will be announced later this year.

To find out more about any of the Clean Sweep programs, please visit our Web site at