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Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

Charlottetown, PE

Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from November 6 through 17, 2017.

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.

“Prince Edward Island farmers are environmentally conscious and are pleased to partner with Cleanfarms safely dispose of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications,” says Robert Godfrey, executive director of the PEI Federation of Agriculture. “The Cleanfarms collection program provides an excellent one-stop service for PEI farmers to continue to protect the land.”

Farmers in Prince Edward Island have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, Prince Edward Island farmers have turned in more than 103,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides since program inception, and 33,000 kilograms during last collection in 2014.

“Prince Edward Island has a history of successful collections,” says Barry Friesen, General Manager of Cleanfarms. “The participation of PEI 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:

BLOOMFIELD

McCain Fertilizer

31 Gard Road

T: 902-853-4568

 

CHARLOTTETOWN

Cavendish Agri Services

19 Riverside Drive

T: 902-566-5597

 

NEW PERTH

McCain Fertilizer

4763 Baldwin Road

T: 902-838-2872

 

O’LEARY

Cavendish Agri Services

41 North Street

T: 902-859-2200

 

SUMMERSIDE

McCain Fertilizer

168 Greenwood Drive

T: 902-888-5571

 

TRAVELLERS REST

Cavendish Agri Services

848 Read Drive

T: 902-436-4884

 

TRAVELLERS REST

PEI Agromart Ltd.

26210 Hwy 2

T: 902-436-1600

 

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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Saskatchewan farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

REGINA, SK

Saskatchewan farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 23 through 27, 2017.

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.

“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.

For media inquiries please contact: Maja Begovic, Communications Officer media@cleanfarms.ca

416-622-4460 x 2222

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

VICTORIA, BC

September 29, 2017 – British Columbia farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 3 through 19, 2017.

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.

“British Columbia farmers are environmentally conscious and are pleased to partner with Cleanfarms to safely dispose of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications,” says Stan Vander Waal, chair of the British Columbia Agriculture Council. “The Cleanfarms collection program provides an excellent one-stop service for British Columbia farmers to continue to protect the land.”

Farmers in British Columbia have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, British Columbia farmers have turned in more than 282,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides since program inception, and 47,000 kilograms during last collection in 2014 and 2015. Farmers across the province also turned in more than 500 kilograms of livestock medication in 2014 and 2015.

“British Columbia has a history of successful collections,” says Barry Friesen, general manager of Cleanfarms. “The participation of British Columbia 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 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the dates specified:

 

VICTORIA

October 3, 2017

Capital Regional District Hartland Landfill

1 Hartland Avenue

T: 250-360-3030

 

DUNCAN

October 4, 2017 Bings Creek Recycling Centre

3900 Drinkwater Road

T: 250-746-2540

 

COURTENAY

October 5, 2017 Comox Valley Waste Management Centre 3699 Bevan Road Cumberland

T: 250-334-6000

 

DELTA

October 10 and 11, 2017 Crop Production Services Evergro

7430 Hopcott Road

T: 604-940-0290

 

ABBOTSFORD

October 17 and 18, 2017

Univar Agriculture 3256 McCallum Road

T: 604-859-4919

 

PEMBERTON

October 19, 2017 Squamish-Lilloett Regional District Transfer Station 1947 Carpenter Road

T: 604-894-6371 Ext. 236

 

For media inquiries please contact: Maja Begovic, Communications Officer media@cleanfarms.ca

416-622-4460 x 2222

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CleanFARMS partners with Toronto Ribfest in waste management and recycling

TORONTO, ON

CleanFARMS has partnered with the Rotary Club of Etobicoke to help bolster waste reduction and resource recovery at one of the city’s biggest food festivals – Toronto Ribfest. Through its ambitious sustainability plan, the four-day event is expected to divert more than 80 per cent of its waste.

Barry Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS, a national not-for-profit environmental stewardship organization that runs programs to manage agricultural plastic and inorganic farm material, is using his expertise in the field to help Ribfest meet its waste diversion targets.

“CleanFARMS is proud to play an important role in protecting the environment by keeping recyclable materials out of landfills,” says Friesen. We’re excited to support Ribfest in this capacity, and look forward to contributing to meaningful waste management and resource recovery efforts in the community.”

The event will continue to offer some of the best ribs in the city, along with craft beer and live music. Hundreds of volunteers and around-the-clock green team will be on hand to support the event’s recycling efforts.

The sustainability plan for Ribfest includes measures such as eliminating garbage bins and setting up recycling tents at various locations at the event where an army of volunteers will separate organics from recycling and the rest. Plastic knives and forks have also been replaced with wooden sporks – a more expensive but environmentally-friendly option.

In the past, Ribfest generated up to 16 dumpsters of waste, but these new strategies will help to eventually transform the event into a zero waste food festival.

Over the Canada Day long weekend, more than 100,000 festivalgoers are expected to attend Ribfest at Centennial Park. The event runs from Friday, June 30th to Monday July 3rd from 11 am to 11 pm.

 

For more information, please visit torontoribfest.com

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Alberta farmers safely dispose of more than 79,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

EDMONTON, AB

Farmers in Alberta returned 79,400 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 5,335 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through CleanFARMS’ obsolete collection campaign this year.

CleanFARMS, which operates the program, is a national, industry-led agricultural waste stewardship organization. Collections took place at 20 participating ag-retail locations throughout the northern half of Alberta from October 3-7, 2016. This is the third collection program CleanFARMS has run in the province.

This marked the first time that a combined collection of pesticides and livestock medications has been offered in Alberta. CleanFARMS partnered with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) to add the collection of livestock and equine medications to CleanFARMS’ existing obsolete pesticide collection program.

“The members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute were pleased to participate in this important program. It demonstrates our industry’s commitment to safely managing animal medications throughout their lifecycle,” said Jean Szkotnicki, president of CAHI. “We were pleased to partner with CleanFARMS by providing Alberta’s livestock and equine community with this service.”

Alberta farmers have a long history of good stewardship practices and have been participating in the obsolete collections program since 1999 – which is a testament to their environmental commitment. In 2015, more than 72,000 kilograms of product was collected from Alberta farmers and safely disposed of.

“This year’s collection was a great success thanks to the commitment of Alberta farmers and participating ag-retail collection sites,” said Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS’ general manager. “CleanFARMS is proud to offer collection programs that ensure unwanted and obsolete pesticides, as well as livestock and equine medications, can be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.”

The obsolete collection program is generally delivered in each province or region of the country every three years and comes at no cost to farmers. The program will be delivered in the southern half of Alberta in the fall of 2018. In between collections, farmers are encouraged to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products.

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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Peace Region farmers safely dispose of more than 19,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB

Farmers in the Peace Region returned 19,871 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 450 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through CleanFARMS’ obsolete collection campaign this year.

CleanFARMS, which operates the program, is a national, industry-led agricultural waste stewardship organization. Collections took place at six participating ag-retail locations throughout the region from September 21-23, 2016.

This marked the first time that a combined collection of pesticides and livestock medications has been offered in the Peace Region. CleanFARMS partnered with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) to add the collection of livestock and equine medications to CleanFARMS’ existing obsolete pesticide collection program.

“The members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute were pleased to participate in this important program. It demonstrates our industry’s commitment to safely managing animal medications throughout their lifecycle,” said Jean Szkotnicki, president of CAHI. “We were pleased to partner with CleanFARMS by providing the Peace Region’s livestock and equine community with this service.”

Peace Region farmers have a long history of good stewardship practices and have been participating in the obsolete collections program since 1999 – which is a testament to their environmental commitment. When the program last came to the Peace Region it was delivered over two years in 2012/2013 and more than 16,000 kilograms of product was collected from farmers for safe disposal.

“This year’s collection was a great success thanks to the commitment of Peace Region farmers and participating ag-retail collection sites,” said Barry Friesen, CleanFARMS general manager. “CleanFARMS is proud to offer collection programs that ensure unwanted and obsolete pesticides, as well as livestock and equine medications, can be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.”

The obsolete collection program is generally delivered in each province or region of the country every three years and comes at no cost to farmers. The free disposal program will be delivered again in the region in 2019. In between collections, farmers are encouraged to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products.

For more information:

Contact Maja Begovic, Communications Officer, (416) 622-4460 x2222, media@cleanfarms.ca

Visit cleanfarms.ca

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