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Community efforts helped make it a Clean Sweep
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The recent Clean Sweep Hazardous Collection program for Green County residents was a big success, thanks to the combined efforts of the Green County Board of Supervisors, several county departments, municipalities and towns who all stepped up to the plate to make it happen despite the loss of state funding that had been approved for the project. These groups realized the upfront costs of properly disposing of hazardous chemicals is much cheaper than the cost of cleaning up contaminated groundwater, or worse yet, an accidental poisoning of a child exposed to these stored hazardous materials. Thanks to the Green County Landfill, UW-Extension, Health, Emergency Management, Land and Water Conservation Departments, and the Monroe City Streets Department who all made unplanned contributions from their budgets to help absorb some of project costs.

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