Entries by Margot Beverley

Cleanfarms featured in International Solid Waste Association review on EPR

Canada’s vast geography stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific offers a cornucopia of soil types and weather conditions that support a diversity of farming activity from growing grains and pulses, to fruit trees and horticulture, to beef and dairy cattle, to equine and smaller animal husbandry. These farming variations along with cultural nuances challenge […]

Manitoba farmers – Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications October 21 to 25

Moose Jaw, SK — Now that fall is here, Cleanfarms is running its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and obsolete livestock/equine medications for farmers to dispose of these old materials safely and securely. Collection events are being held at the following locations: ARNAUD – October 24 – GJ Chemical, 204-427-2337 BALDUR – October 25 […]

Peace Region farmers – Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications October 16 to 18

Moose Jaw, SK — Now that fall has arrived, Cleanfarms is running its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and obsolete livestock/equine medications for farmers to dispose of these old materials safely and securely. This year, Cleanfarms collection events in the Peace Region are being held at the following locations: DAWSON CREEK – October 17 […]

Northern Alberta farmers – Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications October 7 to 11

Moose Jaw, SK — Now that fall has arrived, Cleanfarms is running its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and obsolete livestock/equine medications for farmers to dispose of these old materials safely and securely. Collection events are being held at the following locations: ALIX – October 9 – Richardson Pioneer, 403-747-3000 ALLIANCE – October 9 […]

“We all share responsibility for recycling ag plastics”: Alberta Wheat Commision’s “The Growing Point” highlights opportunities to manage ag plastics sustainably

In a recent article published in the Alberta Wheat Commission’s “The Growing Point”, Cleanfarms CEO Barry Friesen points to the many opportunities all of us in the agricultural value chain have to recycle ag plastics and manage them responsibly. Find out about options to manage ag plastics sustainably throughout Canada and particularly with the new […]

2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018, recycling program operator Cleanfarms announced today. Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry stewardship organization established 10 years ago […]

Quebec farms produce tonnes of unrecyclable plastic waste, study suggests (Montreal Gazette)

Article by Daniel Sucar in Montreal Gazette This article points out that there’s a high volume of ag plastic in province, but also that there are several solutions for diverting it from landfill. Included also: “Government regulation doesn’t have to be complicated,” CleanFarms general manager Barry Friesen said. “If you give the farmers the tools to […]