Cleanfarms, in partnership with the Agricultural Plastic Recycling Group, is operating a pilot program to collect agricultural grain bags and twine for recycling.
Cleanfarms is continually seeking to expand access to grain bag and twine recycling collection sites. Ensuring Alberta farmers have every opportunity to recycle these plastic ag materials is a Cleanfarms imperative.
Cleanfarms is presently working with dozens of collection partners and collections are underway. If you’re looking to recycle your grain bags or twine, follow these three simple steps (scroll down on page).
Waste Characterization Study
A waste characterization study focused on non-durable, inorganic waste generation on Alberta farms was conducted in 2019.
2019 Alberta Farm Survey
This report presents results of a quantitative study of more than 400 Alberta crop and livestock producers, conducted in July and August 2019 related to this program.
Interested in being a collection site?
Several collection sites have already been selected around the province, but your organization will be considered for future years. Municipalities and other stakeholders who are interested in acting as a collection site are asked to make note of these typical requirements, which may include but aren’t limited to:
- Location (project requires strategically located sites covering all major regions of the province)
- Accessibility for a 53-foot semi
- All-season suitability
- Loading capabilities (i.e., loading dock, forklift with grapple bucket, etc.)
- Truck weigh scale
- Vector control
Cleanfarms will provide communications and educational support for the program.
For additional details about this program, contact:
Davin Johnson, Alberta Program Advisor
403-942-6012 | firstname.lastname@example.org