What does Cleanfarms do to ensure the plastic recycled through its programs is managed safely?
Cleanfarms has visited all of the recycling facilities it uses in Asia, United States, United Kingdom and Canada to ensure adherence to environmental and human health and safety standards.
Why don’t I get the grain bag EHF back? What is it used for?
The EHF is non-refundable. There is a cost to recycling these 300+ lb, single-use bags. The EHF covers operational costs involved with collecting and transporting these bags to end markets along with administration costs. Learn more here.
When will the seed and pesticide bag pilot be available in my area?
This program is still in a pilot phase. Cleanfarms is working in a targeted area (southwest SK) to ensure that this program, which originated in Eastern Canada, is adapted the right way for SK farmers and ag-retailers.
I have a large volume of grain bags (50+) on my farm that I’d like to recycle. What do you suggest?
Call us at 306-341-4460 before dropping off your grain bags. We can provide some tips to ensure efficient drop off and recyclability.
How many containers and grain bags are recovered in Saskatchewan?
Close to 1.9 million containers and over 9,000 grain bags were recycling in 2018. Visit our Annual Reports to learn more.
How are the twine pilots being funded?
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.
Resources & Regulations
- Cleanfarms’ grain bag recycling program is an approved Product Stewardship Program under The Agricultural Packaging Product Waste Stewardship Regulation. This means that grain bag first sellers can meet their regulatory obligations through membership in Cleanfarms.
- Thanks to the leadership of the plant science and animal health medication industries, Cleanfarms’ programs for empty containers and unwanted/outdated products are implemented on a voluntary basis in Saskatchewan.
- The Environmental Farm Plan program, a popular assessment tool, helps highlight a farm’s environmental strengths. Find out how proper handling of farm waste fits into this in Saskatchewan.
- Cleanfarms developed “A snapshot of EPR obligations on ag plastics” to provide industry (brand owners, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors) with a summary of where regulated extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations are in place for different types of ag plastic.