Funding for the 2018 grain bag recycling program has been provided, in part, by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture through the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 initiative.
Starting November 1, 2018, the grain bag recycling program will be funded through an Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) that will be applied on the sale of all grain bags. It is not a refundable deposit and is subject to applicable taxes.
The EHF will be collected by companies that sell grain bags and remitted to Cleanfarms. It is used to fund the collection, transportation and responsible recycling of grain bags.
Grain bags are sold in various sizes and weights. The EHF is therefore based on weight as well.
The 2018 EHF, which begins November 1, 2018, is $0.25 per kilogram.