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First ever joint obsolete pesticide and animal health products collection in Manitoba a success

April 15, 2013 – Etobicoke, ON – Manitoba farmers returned almost 75,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and 340 kilograms of food animal medications for safe disposal last year in a first-of-its kind joint collection program. , a national industry-led agricultural waste stewardship organization, has run an obsolete pesticide collection program twice before in the province […]

Alberta farmers turn in more than 66,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides for safe disposal in 2012

Etobicoke, ON – April 11, 2013 – Alberta farmers demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by turning in more than 66,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides for safe disposal last year. The obsolete pesticide collection program took place across the southern half of the province over a five-day period between Oct. 29 and Nov. […]

Saskatchewan farmers returned more than 60,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides last year

Feb. 6, 2013 – Etobicoke, ON – Saskatchewan farmers turned in more than 60,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides last year for safe disposal. The program took place over a three day-period in central and northern Saskatchewan where almost 60,400 kilograms were collected. This, combined with the more than 35,000 kilograms collected the previous […]

Consultations to develop agricultural plastics program begin

January 30, 2013 – Regina, SK – Consultations on an agricultural plastics recycling program began today in Regina. Farm organizations, municipalities, environmental groups, plastics recyclers and waste haulers are being asked for their input on how to manage agricultural plastic waste such as plastic grain bags, plastic twine, silage bags and bale wrap. The Ministry […]

Obsolete pesticide collection campaign comes to the Peace Region

August 20, 2012 – Etobicoke, ON – Farmers in the Peace Region can now safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides. Cleanfarms, an industry-led national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization, is heading the collection campaign, which will take place at two locations from Aug. 20 through to Aug. 31. “This program […]

Agricultural film and twine collection campaign comes to Yellowhead county

June 14, 2012 – Yellowhead, AB – This summer, farmers in Yellowhead County can recycle their unwanted twine and agricultural film by participating in a free pilot project. “Farmers are always looking to make smart choices for their farms and for the environment.” says Jennifer Benson, agricultural services supervisor of Yellowhead County. “By offering this […]

Rocky View County collected more than 9,600 kilograms of obsolete pesticides

February 16, 2012 – Etobicoke, ON – Farmers in Rocky View County, Alta., turned in 9,635 kilograms of obsolete pesticides during a collection program last year. “This program is a really important one,” says Barry Friesen, general manager of Cleanfarms, which partnered with Rocky View County to offer the program. “Farmers are always looking to […]

Prince Edward Island farmers turned in 27,320 kilograms of obsolete pesticides last year

February 15, 2012 – Etobicoke, ON – Prince Edward Island farmers lined up to return their unwanted or obsolete pesticides last year, turning in more than 27,000 kilograms of product. “This number is significant,” says Barry Friesen, general manager of Cleanfarms. “The success of this collection just reaffirms the commitment of PEI farmers to environmental […]