Manitoba Sustainable Development has asked Cleanfarms to conduct consultations to help the province evaluate transitioning the government-funded ag plastics pilot projects into a permanent, industry-funded stewardship program. Learn more
What regulatory obligations apply to pesticide and fertilizer stewards in Manitoba?
Pesticide and fertilizer stewards are required to support a government approved program for containers (23L and under). This includes financial responsibilities. Stewards can meet their regulatory requirements through their membership in Cleanfarms.
Why isn’t netwrap accepted through the ag film and twine recycling pilot?
There aren’t any recycling end markets for netting or netwrap and therefore it isn’t accepted.
Are pesticide or fertilizer containers used on golf courses accepted?
Yes. Golf courses can drop off their empty, triple rinsed containers at any municipal collection site. Golf course superintendents are encouraged to contact us directly for more details.
What about pesticide containers used for mosquito control?
Clean, rinsed pesticide containers (classified as ‘Commercial’) that are used for insect control are part of the program. Contact Cleanfarms for assistance in recycling these containers
Resources & Regulations
Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide and fertilizer recycling container program operates as one of Manitoba’s Industry Stewardship Program Plans. Cleanfarms members are able to meet their stewardship obligations under the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation through their membership in the organization.
Pesticide and fertilizer stewards are required to support a government approved program for containers (23L and under); this includes financial responsibilities. Stewards can meet their regulatory requirements through their membership in Cleanfarms. See: Approval letter | Industry Stewardship Program (2018 – 2023)
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