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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Agricultural Hazardous Waste Program

Each year the Dane County Clean Sweep receives a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) agricultural clean sweep grant. This grant underwrites our disposal costs so there will be no cost to farmers to dispose of unused or unwanted pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers through the Dane County Clean Sweep program. Additionally, agricultural businesses pay only one-half the normal business cost to dispose of unused or unwanted pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Schedule an Appointment: Agricultural hazardous waste and chemicals are accepted by appointment only Tuesdays to Fridays. To schedule an appointment, please email or call our hazardous waste coordinator at  or (608) 838-3212. You will also be asked to fill out a VSQG Application

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Agricultural Items Accepted

Unused, damaged, cancelled, banned, or otherwise unwanted agricultural chemicals, including:

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Rodenticides
  • Wood preservatives

Common pesticides, such as:

  • 2,4-D
  • Captan
  • Malathion
  • DDT
  • Parathion
  • Toxaphene
  • Chlordane
  • Heptachlor
  • Lindane
  • 2,4,5-T
  • Pentachlorophenol

Other agricultural chemicals (not covered under the grant) include:

  • Veterinary supplies
  • Lead paint
  • Acid washes
  • Wood finishes
  • Solvents
  • Engine cleaners

Materials NOT Accepted

  • Explosives, including detonators and blasting caps
  • Radioactive items, including smoke alarms
  • Infectious and biological wastes
  • Propane cylinders. Certain compressed gas cylinder will be accepted; however, you must pre-register to determine whether your cylinder is ok. There are no exceptions to this rule.