Agricultural plastics recycling project launch

Saint-Hyacinthe – MRC des Maskoutains, the Régie intermunicipale d’Acton et des Maskoutains (RIAM) and Le Syndicats de l’UPA Vallée maskoutaine and Maskoutains Nord-Est join CleanFARMS to initiate a project aimed at recycling agricultural plastics. Coop Comax and Coop Ste-Hélène are also part of this project and acting as collection sites and quality control. The object… View Article

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Cleanfarms to collect unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock medications at no charge in Nova Scotia

Collection events in 12 locations across the province Nov. 5 to 16 Events help keep these materials out of the environment Sometimes the business of farming results in leftover, unwanted agricultural pesticides or outdated equine/livestock medications. And sometimes disposing of these materials safely is difficult. But for farmers living in or near many Nova Scotian communities,… View Article

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Cleanfarms to collect unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock medications at no charge in New Brunswick

Collection events in 11 locations across the province Nov. 5 to 16 Events help keep these materials out of the environment Sometimes the business of farming results in leftover, unwanted agricultural pesticides or outdated equine/livestock medications. And sometimes disposing of these materials safely is difficult. But for farmers living in or near many New Brunswick communities,… View Article

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Grain Bag Recycling Environmental Handling Fee Starts Thursday, Nov. 1

MOOSE JAW, SK – Saskatchewan farmers who purchase large plastic bags for grain storage will see a change when they buy bags after next Thursday, November 1. That’s when Saskatchewan’s new province-wide grain bag recycling program’s Environment Handling Fee (EHF) becomes effective. The non-refundable EHF of 25 cents per kilogram will be added to the price… View Article

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Cleanfarms Named Canada Clean50 Winner for Programs that Increase Sustainability on Canadian Farms

Cleanfarms Inc. has been named a Canada’s 2019 Clean50 Top Project in recognition of its progressive, innovative and unique programs that promote environmental sustainability through the proper management of agricultural waste in Canada’s farm communities. Clean50 (www.clean50.com), managed by Delta Management and sponsored by a number of leading companies including the Globe and Mail, screened more than… 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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British Columbia farmers safely dispose of 24,300 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

Farmers in British Columbia returned 22,832 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 1,470 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates the… View Article

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