Clean Sweep set Oct. 23-24

Manitowoc County’s Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 for residents and Friday, Oct. 23 for farms and businesses.

The collections for both will be at the Manitowoc County Highway Shop, 3500 STH 310, Manitowoc. The residential Clean Sweep will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 24 and the farm/business Clean Sweep will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Many common items such as automotive products, household cleaners, pesticides, and home improvement products are hazardous when used, stored, or disposed of improperly. Look for items which contain labels with such words as danger, warning, caution, poison, combustible, flammable, and corrosive.

Because of COVID-19, people are asked to put all items in the trunk/truck bed of their vehicle. Workers will not unload items in back seats. Totes and boxes will not be returned. People should remain in their vehicles at all times. Use of a face covering is strongly encouraged, and people should not attend if they are ill.

Acceptable items include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, other poisonous repellents and banned chemicals, varnishes and shellacs, turpentine and thinners, lead-based paints, oil-based paints, aerosols, wood preservatives, oven cleaners, spot removers, polishes, used oil and filters, contaminated oil, hydraulic oil, antifreeze, gasoline, bulk mercury/mercury devices and compounds, acids/bases, mothballs, pool chemicals, and more.

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