Long term planning for an agricultural plastics recycling program in Manitoba starts this fall


A multi-phased project aimed at developing a long-term, sustainable plan for managing agricultural plastic waste such as grain bags, bale and silage wrap and twine will begin this fall. Manitoba Sustainable Development has asked Cleanfarms to lead this project which will include the expansion of a government-funded pilot project and stakeholder consultations. This will build… View Article

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Shane Hedderson discusses Cleanfarms’ programming


The Grower Calling features Cleanfarms and its contributions to environmental sustainability.

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Grain bag recycling handling fee kicks in this fall – are you ready?


Saskatchewan Farmers’ Voice features important information about grain bag recycling.

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Seed & pesticide bag micro-pilots now available in Moose Jaw


Farmers in the Moose Jaw region now have access to a Cleanfarms disposal program for empty seed and pesticide bags for the 2018 growing season. Ontario and Quebec farmers have had access to a similar program since 2014. What started as a small-scale project with five sites has grown to an industry-funded, region-wide collection program…. View Article

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KAP says more supports needed to recycle farm plastic waste


Manitoba Cooperator  reports on recent Keystone Agricultural Producers resolutions related to agricultural plastics.

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Good conversations at the SARM convention


Author: Tammy Shields A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Regina at the annual Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention. I’ve been to a number of these conventions, but this is the first year that I was there in my new role with Cleanfarms; one of the 7-plus industry-led stewardship organizations… View Article

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Cleanfarms adds grain bag recycling to its suite of agricultural stewardship programs


Saskatchewan farmers will have access to another tool to help them farm sustainably and keep their yards clean as Cleanfarms’ permanent grain bag recycling program rolls out this year. A government-funded pilot project has been available since 2011. Through this pilot, farmers have recycled over four million kilograms of ag plastic. Farmers will see increased… View Article

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Ag plastics feasibility study coming to Kawartha Lakes


Farmers in the Kawartha Lakes area will be asked to take part in an agricultural plastics survey this year. Since 2009, the City of Kawartha Lakes has delivered a municipal bale wrap recycling program at two locations. This study will provide another layer of support to local farmers. It will provide a thorough analysis of… View Article

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