CAN (SK): Cleanfarms is collecting unwanted agricultural pesticides

This fall, farmers in southern Saskatchewan can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine medications through a Cleanfarms clean-up program.

Cleanfarms is operating the collection events at 20 local ag retailer locations. Each event will occur on a specific date between October 26 and 30.

“We know farmers wait for this program to come back to their region. It’s their chance to take unused and unwanted ag pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine meds to collection sites for safe, environmentally responsible disposal. Through this program, we help farmers keep their farms clean and sustainable. And farmers can dispose of these materials at no cost to them,” said Cleanfarms Executive Director Barry Friesen.

The crop protection industry, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), covers the full cost of operating the program and disposing of the materials safely.

Since the program began, more than 3.4 million kg of unwanted pesticides and 47,800 kg of obsolete farm animal (cattle, horses, goats, poultry) health medications have been collected across the country.

This year’s collection sites are (in alpha order):

  • CARLYLE – October 28 – Precision Ag – 306-453-2255
  • CENTRAL BUTTE – October 28 – Hawk’s Agro – 306-796-4787
  • CEYLON – October 30 – Ceylon Pulses Ag – 306-454-2245
  • CORONACH – October 30 – Richardson Pioneer – 306-267-2100
  • ESTEVAN – October 29 – Richardson Pioneer – 306-634-2342
  • ESTON – October 26 – Emerge Ag Solutions – 306-962-4132
  • GRAVELBOURG – October 27 – Hawk’s Agro – 306-648-3110
  • INDIAN HEAD – October 28 – Nutrien Ag Solutions – 306-695-2311
  • ITUNA – October 27 – Nutrien Ag Solutions – 306-795-3606
  • LEADER – October 27- G-Mac’s Ag Team Inc. – 306-628-3886
  • LEWVAN – October 29 – Synergy AG – 306-789-9493
  • LUMSDEN – October 30 – Synergy AG Services – 306-731-1200
  • MAPLE CREEK – October 28 – Richardson Pioneer – 306-662-2420
  • MOOSE JAW – October 26 – Moose Jaw Co-operative Association Ltd. – 306-692-1661
  • MOOSOMIN – October 27 – Sharpe’s Soil Services Ltd. – 306-435-3319
  • RAYMORE – October 26 – Cargill – 306-746-2055
  • SHAUNAVON – October 29 – Pioneer Coop – 306-297-2662
  • SOUTH DAVIDSON – October 29 – Richardson Pioneer – 306-567-4778
  • SWIFT CURRENT – October 30 – Pioneer Coop Agronomy Center – 306-778-8705
  • WHITEWOOD – October 26 – Richardson Pioneer – 306-735-2626

Events take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other details can be found on Cleanfarms.ca under “what to recycle & where”. This year, COVID precautions will be in place.

Materials accepted in the Cleanfarms program include:

  • old or unwanted 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)
  • medications that are used in rearing animals in an agricultural context or for equine use (identified with a DIN number, serial number or Pest Control Product number on the label)

The program does NOT accept:

  • fertilizer, diluted solution, large quantities of unopened product, and treated seed
  • needles/sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, premises disinfectants/sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medications, ear tags, and aerosols
  • any other household hazardous waste.

Cleanfarms rotates the program to regions across Canada every three years. Next year, in the fall of 2021, it will be held in the northern part of the province. It will return to southern Saskatchewan in 2023.

For more information:
Cleanfarms
400-10 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, ON Canada M9B 6H7
1 877 622 4460
info@cleanfarms.ca
cleanfarms.ca


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