Ontario growers can recycle baler twine, bale wrap, silage bags/bunker covers in this pilot project!
Baler twine, silage bags, bunker covers, and bale wrap are valuable tools used to contain and store feed and many Ontario farmers are interested in finding ways to recycle these items. Municipalities are also keen to explore ways to divert these plastics to help contribute to a more circular economy and conserve landfill space.
Cleanfarms is operating a pilot program in Bruce County in Southwestern Ontario to recycle bale wrap, silage bags, twine and bunker covers from local agricultural operations. This pilot invites farmers to separate or compress their ag plastics and bring them to centralized collection points from which they will be sent for reprocessing.
For more information and to find collection sites, please visit: Recycling baler twine, bale wrap, silage bags, and bunker covers in Bruce County
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP), a $50.3 million, five-year investment to help the agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive.
Why is net wrap often excluded from collections?
Net wrap is a ‘mixed plastic’ which means that it is comprised of different types of plastic resin. This, along with high contamination levels, make it a challenge to recycle.
Why do pilots operate on a three year period?
The planning phase can sometimes take six to twelve months, so multi-year pilots are necessary to generate the data needed.
How can my region get involved?
Call Cleanfarms at 877-622-4460 ext. 2240 to learn more.