The Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group and Alberta Beef Producers have selected Cleanfarms to operate a three-year pilot program in the province to collect agricultural grain bags and twine for recycling.
The first phase of the project is to establish up to 20 collection sites across the province that are intended to be operational by fall 2019.
Information Sessions Last Week of June
Cleanfarms is hosting information sessions for those who have registered to confirm their interest in becoming collection sites for the program. The meetings take place as follows:
Monday, June 24 at Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel (meeting complete)
4236 36th St. Edmonton | view notice for registrants
Tuesday, June 25 at The Kahanoff Centre
105 12th Avenue SE, Calgary | view notice for registrants
Complete details are available in the meeting notice. Please register asap to let us know which meeting you would like to attend. As pace is limited, we encourage you to sign up early. Please limit registrations to two people per site.
For those unable to attend in person, we also expect to host a webinar later this month. Details will be posted on this page.
Typical Collection Site Requirements
Typical requirements for a site may include but aren’t limited to:
- Location (project requires up to 20 sites covering all major regions of the province)
- Accessibility for a 53-foot semi
- All-season suitability
- Loading capabilities (i.e., loading dock and forklift, grappler, etc.)
- Vector control
Cleanfarms will provide communications and educational support for the program.
Funds for the pilot project were granted by the Government of Alberta and are administered by Alberta Beef Producers.