Blog: The Wheat Sheaf
CleanFARMS will be running a free obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program at 6 ag-retail locations in the Peace Region from September 21-23 and in the central region (i.e. Red Deer to north of Edmonton) of Alberta at 20 ag-retail locations from October 3-7 (exclusive – note the date and locations of each collection point).
The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection and disposal program is free to participate in. Farmers and other end users of the target products are encouraged to bring in any agricultural or turf pesticide and/or livestock and equine medications (but no needles/sharps) into one of the designated ag-retail collection locations during the Peace Region collection September 21-23, 2016 and the Central Alberta collection October 3-7, 2016 period where a licensed waste hazardous waste hauler will safely manage the products and send them for environmentally responsible disposal via high temperature incineration.
The obsolete collection program is funded by the plant science industry and members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute (www.cahi-icsa.ca). The obsolete collection program is typically delivered in each region of the country every three years.
To date, CropLife Canada/CleanFARMS have collected over 400,000 kgs of obsolete pesticide in AB since the program was first delivered in 1998. The next time CleanFARMS will be delivering obsolete collection program will be in the fall of 2018 in southern half of the province and in 2019 in the central and peace Regions.
Specific program information is also available on the CleanFARMS website.