McLean County Farm Bureau


IDOA collected over 16,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides at their annual “Clean Sweep” collection event. This year’s event served 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. It included the collection of unwanted or unusable pesticides like DDT, chlordane, dicamba, and lead arsenate. “Often people inherit farms or have some old s of pesticides on their property and don’t quite know what to do with them. That’s why we started the ‘Clean Sweep’ program in 1990,” said IDOA’s Doug Owens. “It’s a great way to ensure the proper disposal of these pesticides and protects the environment of the state of Illinois.” (WAND)