I feel strongly about participating in CleanFARMS programs. I think the high level of participation in these programs shows farmers’ commitment to environmental stewardship.

– Murray Porteous, Ontario Farmer

We recycle empty pesticide containers through CleanFARMS’ programs, as part of our efforts to keep our farm safe and viable for future generations.

– Betty Jean Crews, Ontario Farmer

Agricultural waste programming
Since the program began in 1989, close to 110 million empty containers have been collected.
CleanFARMS collects and safely disposes of these obsolete or unwanted materials.
Starting in 2016, this program is offered in the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec.
Taking Action
Grain bag recycling in Saskatchewan is growing
Learn how you and your community can get involved.
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CleanFARMS is pleased to announce the expansion of its collection network to better serve Eastern Canadian dealers. Starting this spring, CleanFARMS will collect non-deposit, bulk pesticide containers belonging to participating pesticide manufacturers. This builds on similar programming that has been available in Western Canada since 2015.

 
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November 3, 2017Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications
October 23, 2017Saskatchewan farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications
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