Regina, SK

Farmers in Saskatchewan are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 23-27.

In partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Cleanfarms, an industry-led, national not-for-profit environmental stewardship organization, is offering this program at no cost to farmers.

The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program is a national program that comes to each province every three years. In between collections periods, farmers are asked to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

“Saskatchewan farmers are environmentally conscious and are pleased to partner with Cleanfarms to safely dispose of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications,” says Todd Lewis, President of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. “The Cleanfarms collection program provides an excellent one-stop service for Saskatchewan farmers to continue to protect the land.”

Farmers in Saskatchewan have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in more than 560,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides since program inception, and 183,000 kilograms during last collection in 2014 and 2015.

“Saskatchewan has a history of successful collections,” says Barry Friesen, General Manager of Cleanfarms. “The participation of Saskatchewan farmers shows they are good stewards of their land and committed to protecting the environment.”

After collection, the pesticides and medications are taken to a licensed waste management facility where they are disposed of through high temperature incineration.

The following locations will be accepting obsolete pesticides and livestock/equine medications from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the dates specified:

 

BROADVIEW

October 23, 2017

Hometown Co-op

T: 306-696-3038

 

LEADER

October 23, 2017

G-Mac’s AgTeam

T: 306-628-3886

 

MAPLE CREEK

October 23, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-622-2314

 

STRASBOURG

October 23, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-725-2017

 

MOOSOMIN

October 24, 2017

Sharpe’s Soil Services Limited

T: 306-435-3319

 

RAYMORE

October 24, 2017

Crop Production Services

T: 306-746-2114

 

ROSETOWN

October 24, 2017

Rose Production Services

T: 306-297-4121

 

SHAUNAVON

October 24, 2017

Crop Production Services

T: 306-297-4121

 

CARNDUFF

October 25, 2017

Crop Production Services

T: 306-482-3881

 

EBENEZER

October 25, 2017

Yorkton Co-op

(Ebenezer Agro)

T: 306-782-7434

 

LIMERICK

October 25, 2017

Limerick Co-op

T: 306-263-2033

 

LUCKY LAKE

October 25, 2017

Gardiner Dam AG Services Limited

T: 306-858-2383

 

BALCARRES

October 26, 2017

Crop Production Services

T: 306-334-2440

 

DAVIDSON

October 26, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-567-4778

 

ESTEVAN

October 26, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-634-2342

 

SWIFT CURRENT

October 26, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-778-1616

 

CORONACH

October 27, 2017

Richardson Pioneer

T: 306-267-2100

 

MOOSE JAW

October 27, 2017

Prairie Plains Agro Limited

T: 306-692-1661

 

REGINA

October 27, 2017

Crop Production Services

T: 306-757-3501

 

WEYBURN

October 27, 2017

Parrish and Heimbecker Limited

T: 306-842-7436

 

The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program is a national program that comes to each province every three years. In between collections periods, farmers are asked to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

 

SOURCE CleanFARMS Inc.

For more information, please visit www.cleanfarms.ca.

For further information:

Maja Begovic, communications officer

(416) 622-4460 x2222 | media@cleanfarms.ca

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