Follow 3 steps to ensure that unwanted pesticides & old livestock/equine medications and can be returned in the fall:
Gather – Collect your unwanted pesticides & old livestock/animal medications.
Place – All items need to be placed in a sealable or spill-proof container.
Return – Check to find when this program is taking place in your area then return items to your local collection site (2021 map coming soon).
What‘s In? What’s Out?
Unwanted (or “obsolete”) agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label).
Commercial pesticides for golf courses and industrial and commercial pest control products (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label).
Livestock/equine medications that are used on-farm in the rearing of livestock, poultry or horses in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, serial number, notification number or Pest Control Product number on the label).
Fertilizer, diluted solution, large quantities of unopened product, and treated seed.
Needles or sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, premises disinfectants and sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medications, ear tags, and aerosols
Domestic pesticides, fertilizers and animal health products
Any other household hazardous waste.
How often are unwanted pesticide and animal medication collections available in each region?
Cleanfarms operates collection programs for obsolete pesticides and livestock/equine medications in each region, once every three years, in partnership with CropLife Canada and the Canadian Animal Health Institute.
How do I know when unwanted pesticides and animal medications will be collected near me?
Every summer, we post new information about collection sites, dates, times and exact locations. And we tweet out information every week, when collections are taking place. Please check back here and if you haven’t yet, come follow us (@cleanfarms) on Twitter.
Who can use this program?
This program is intended for farmers to dispose of small amounts of old or unused product.
It is not intended for veterinary hospitals, government organizations or municipalities that are not directly involved in agricultural production or research.
Is it a free service?
Farmers drop off their obsolete materials at a designated collection site at no charge and the products are transported to a high temperature incineration facility where they are safely disposed.
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