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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 […]

Plastic agricultural waste recycling now available to Manitoba farmers

October 5, 2012 – Portage la Prairie, MB – Manitoba farmers will have more environmentally friendly options to dispose of some of their plastic waste, thanks to a free pilot project. Grain bags, bale and silage wrap and twine will be collected in Pierson, Neepawa and Portage La Prairie to help the province determine if […]

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 […]

Industry developing solutions to manage agricultural waste plastics in Saskatchewan

January 16, 2012 – The Government of Saskatchewan has partnered with Cleanfarms to develop an appropriate way to manage on-farm plastic waste, such as bale wrap and grain bags, in an effort to reduce the environmental footprint of farming in the province. As it currently stands, there are either limited or no recycling options for […]

Cleanfarms to develop program to manage agricultural plastic waste in Ontario

Jan 5 , 2012 – A new service for farmers who want to safely get rid of plastic agricultural waste, including bale wrap, will be piloted in 2012 in the Lake Simcoe watershed by Cleanfarms, a national, industry-led stewardship organization. “This pilot project will lay the groundwork for a comprehensive program to responsibly manage all […]

Farmers turn in more than 22,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides in British Columbia

Nov. 16, 2011 – Ottawa, ON – Farmers from Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley turned in more than 22,000 kilograms of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides this fall, bringing the total amount of product collected by Cleanfarms, previously under CropLife Canada, in British Columbia since 1998 to more than 207,000 kilograms. “We’re extremely pleased […]