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Clean Sweep season returns in Dane County


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County residents can once again drop off unused cleaning chemicals and fertilizers lying around in the garage.

The clean sweep season is once again open for business. It runs from May through October. Residents can drop off their hazardous items on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Due to some proposed funding cuts in Governor Doyle's budget bill, other clean sweep programs in smaller counties are mulling stopping drop off days altogether. Dane County Hazardous Waste Coordinator Dave Radisewitz says doing away with the program be may end up being worse in the long run. "There are already several counties that have said, you know, we're not doing a program this year.  So it's kind of a question, what's going to happen to the stuff?  It might be a lot more money spent cleaning up problems from not taking it."

In Dane County, the proposed budget cuts means the clean sweep program here will lose about $30,000 in funding.


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