Kewaunee County Emergency Management is inviting residents to get rid of unwanted agricultural and household hazardous waste, as well as expired and unused medication for free during their “2017 Clean Sweep” collection.
The event has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at the Kewaunee County Hillside Highway Shop, E2180 Wisconsin 54, Casco. Volunteers will be on site unloading the items being brought to the highway shop for safe disposal by Kewaunee County with the help of Veolia Environmental Services, as part of grants received from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
“This ‘Clean Sweep’ gives our county residents an opportunity to properly dispose of these items at no cost,” said Kewaunee County Emergency Management Director Tracy Nollenberg. “Too many times potential dangerous chemicals and pharmaceuticals are improperly disposed.”
Residents interested in participating in the event are asked to pre-register for drop-off by calling Kewaunee County Emergency Management between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday before the date of the event or by filling out an online form at www.kewauneeco.org. The form can be found on the website homepage under the “2017 Clean Sweep” tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Participants can submit completed forms online or print them to fill out and send in the mail:Kewaunee County Emergency Management, 625 Third St., Luxemburg, WI 54217.
Kewaunee County departments helping organize the event: Kewaunee County Emergency Management, Finance Department, Highway Department, Public Health Department, Sheriff’s Department, Tourism/Public Information Office, University of Wisconsin-Extension Office, Veterans Service Office.
Kewaunee County does reserve the right to reject any materials that are brought to the collection and do not meet the intent of the program. There are also limitations on the amount of agricultural and household hazardous waste
that can be disposed of for free.
For more information, call 920-845-9700 or visit http://www.co.kewaunee.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=2448&locid=192