Macomb Local News
The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) “Clean Sweep,” program allows residents of ten West-Central Illinois counties to dispose of unwanted agrochemicals for free. 
The department announced Tuesday that a “Clean Sweep” collection has been scheduled in late summer for Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott counties. This collection rotates among Illinois counties. It is open to armers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their property.
“If individuals were to properly dispose of agrichemicals on their own, the cost would be expensive,” said Doug Owens, Bureau Chief of Environmental Programs, in a release.  “The Department is able to provide this invaluable service free of charge thanks to a grant obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
Participants must register the products they plan to dispose of by July 18.  Registration is required to give the waste disposal contractor time to prepare for the different kinds of materials that will need to be handled.  Forms can be obtained either by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934 or by visiting one of the program sponsors listed below.  Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  The mailing address is:  Clean Sweep Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL, 62794-9281.  The fax number is (217) 524-4882.  Participants then will be sent a reservation card indicating the date, time and location of their collection. 
Clean Sweep Sponsors
Adams County:
-Adams Co. Farm Bureau
330 S 36th St.
Quincy, IL  62305-3037
-Adams Co. SWCD
338 S. 36th St.
Quincy, Il 62305
-Adams University of IL  Ext.
330 S. 36th St
Quincy, IL  62301
Brown County: 
-Brown Co. Farm Bureau
109 W North St.
Sterling, IL  62353
-Brown Co. SWCD
511 E. Main
Mt. Sterling, Il 62353
-Brown University of IL  Ext.
108 N. Capitol Avenue
Mt. Sterling, IL  62353
Calhoun County:
-Calhoun Co. Farm Bureau
204 N County Road
Hardin, IL  62047-0386
-Calhoun Co. SWCD
475 State Hwy 100
Harding, IL  62047
-Calhoun University of IL  Ext.
818 S. Park
Hardin, IL  62047
-Greene Co. Farm Bureau
487 Michelle Lane
Carrollton, IL  62016
-Greene Co. SWCD
15 N US Hwy 67
Carrollton, IL  62016
-Greene University of IL  Ext.
25 N US Hwy 67
Carrollton, IL  62016
Hancock County
-Hancock Co. Farm Bureau
544 Wabash Ave
Carthage, IL  62321-1372
-Hancock Co. SWCD
110 Buchanan St.
Carthage, IL  62321
-Hancock University of IL  Ext.
550 N Madison
Carthage, IL  62321
McDonough County
-McDonough Co. Farm Bureau
1601 W Jackson Suite 100
Macomb, IL  61455
-McDonough Co. SWCD
1607 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL  61455
-McDonough University of IL  Ext.
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL  61455
Morgan County
-Morgan Co. Farm Bureau
1152 Tendick St
Jacksonville, IL  62650-3149
-Morgan Co. SWCD
1904 W. Lafayette
Jacksonville, IL  62650
-Morgan University of IL  Ext.
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL  62650
-Pike Co. Farm Bureau
1301 E Washington St
Pittsfield, IL  62363-0006
-Pike Co. SWCD
1319 W. Washington
Pittsfield, IL  62636
-Pike University of IL  Ext.
1301 E Washington
Pittsfield, IL  62363
-Schuyler Co. Farm Bureau
114 E Lafayette St
Rushville, IL  62681-0020
-Schuyler Co. SWCD
10793 Old Macomb Rd.
Rushville, IL  62681
-Schuyler University of IL  Ext.
710 Maple Avenue
Rushville, IL  62681
-Scott Co. Farm Bureau
7 E Market St.
Winchester, IL  62694-0050
-Scott Co. SWCD
656 N. Main St.
Winchester, IL  62694
-Scott University of IL  Ext.
401 N. Walnut
Winchester, IL  62694