Walworth County Clean Sweep Household Waste Collection in Elkhorn TODAY from 8 a.m. – noon

FRIDAY, 10/4, 3-5 p.m. – City of Whitewater, Public Works Complex, 150 E. Starin Road, Whitewater

SATURDAY, 10/5, 8 a.m. – noon, Walworth County Public Works Dept., W4097 County Road NN, Elkhorn

Clean Sweep is dedicated to the collection & proper disposal of household hazardous waste products. Services are available to Walworth County (including all of Whitewater) household residents, free-of-charge, and preregistration is not required.

What is household hazardous waste? It is the unusable portion of a household product containing volatile chemicals that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, reactive, or toxic. These products are identified by looking at labels, which are generally marked CAUSTIC, ACID, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, or POISON.

EXAMPLES: AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS – Motor oil, brake fluid, old fuel, carb cleaner, vehicle batteries, antifreeze, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, engine cleaner, ALL aerosol cans

YARD & GARDEN PRODUCTS – Herbicides, cyanide, weed-n-feed, fungicides, rodent bait, ketone, lindane, insecticides, stump remover, pest control products, arsenic, heptachlor, silvex, DDT.

HOME PRODUCTS – Mildew cleaner, silver polish, drain cleaner, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers & thermostats, spot remover, dry cleaning fluid, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries.

WORKSHOP PRODUCTS – Lacquer, mineral spirits, turpentine, gun cleaning fluids, tar or asphalt-based driveway sealer, varnish, glues, adhesives, paint stripper, photo chemicals, oil-based paints or paints with additives (latex paint is not accepted.)

Clean Sweep DOES NOT ACCEPT alkaline batteries, computer/electronic items, household cleaners in usable condition, ammunition/explosives, radioactive materials, hardened petroleum-based products like seal coat, compressed gas cylinders, vehicle tires, latex paint.

WASTE HANDLING & TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES: Keep waste products in their original containers. Place products in a cardboard box lined with plastic. Do not mix any products together. Transport products in the trunk of your vehicle.

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