Ontario farmers recognized for their commitment to good end of life stewardship

November 11, 2015 – Canada’s leading agricultural stewardship organization, Cleanfarms has announced the winners of The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge, an awards program that profiles Ontario farmers who go above and beyond when it comes to managing waste generated on their farms. Grand prize winners Cathy and Bill Vitucci, from Wellandport, demonstrated a truly… View Article

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Farmers in Alberta are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

October 26, 2015 – Southern Alberta farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 26-30. Cleanfarms, an industry-led, national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), is offering this program at no cost to farmers…. View Article

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Farmers in British Columbia are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

October 20, 2015 – Vancouver, B.C. – Farmers from the Interior, Okanagan and Kootenay regions of British Columbia are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 20-23 in the Interior and Okanagan regions and November 4-5 in the Kootenay region. Cleanfarms, an industry-led,… View Article

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Empty seed and pesticide bag pilot program returns to Atlantic Canada

Etobicoke, ON –Farmers in Atlantic Canada are being offered expanded options to manage their empty seed bags. Cleanfarms will be operating an extended pilot project to collect and safely dispose of empty seed bags, at no cost to participating farmers. This pilot is part of the agricultural industry’s commitment to the responsible management of its… View Article

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Multiplying end of life stewardship

Author: Barry Friesen 2015 is CleanFARMS’ fifth anniversary. Five is a prime number. 2015 is not but it is the result of multiplying three prime numbers together: 5, 13, and 31. As you may have guessed by now, I’m a numbers guy, an engineer by training, who focuses on metrics and this is what CleanFARMS… View Article

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B.C. farmers return more than 19,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

March 3, 2015, Vancouver, B.C. – Farmers in B.C. turned in 19,791 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides, and 156 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign in 2014. Collections took place at five participating ag-retail and municipal locations in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions of the province from… View Article

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P.E.I. farmers return more than 33,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

February 24, 2015, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Farmers in P.E.I. returned 33,000 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 350 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through CleanFARMS’ obsolete collection campaign in 2014. Cleanfarms, which operates the program, is a national, industry-led agricultural waste stewardship organization. Collections took place at seven participating ag-retail locations throughout P.E.I…. View Article

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Cleanfarms recognized for sustainability excellence

January 28, 2015, Winnipeg, MB – Canada’s leading agricultural stewardship organization, Cleanfarms, has been awarded a 2014 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award in the Sustainability in Pollution Prevention and Product Stewardship category. Cleanfarms was recognized for its commitment to sustainability based on accomplishments in the fields such as pollution prevention, waste minimization and education and… View Article

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