Many common items such as automotive products, household cleaners, pesticides and home improvement products are hazardous when used, stored or disposed of improperly. We all end up breathing chemicals burned in a barrel and waste in a landfill can seep into our water supply. The damage can be life-threatening. The clean sweep event is a great way to dispose of these items in an effort to prevent that from happening. Look for items that contain the following warnings on their labels: “Danger, Warning, Caution, Poison, Combustible, Flammable, Corrosive, and Toxic.” Households and farms may participate in Fond du Lac County Clean Sweep 2017 for a $5 fee. Businesses receive discounted rates. Please note: No electronics will be accepted at this event.