AgronomyCrop InputsCleanFarms Announces Fall 2023 Collection Events

CleanFarms Announces Fall 2023 Collection Events

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CleanFarms will be holding 72 collection events this fall in Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island, a Sept. 5 news release said. Some of the collection events are one day blitzes and others are multi-day events.

“Knowing that there is a safe way of managing hazardous on-farm waste materials, farmers appreciate this program and wait for it to return to their region every three years. Not only that, but we’re always glad to meet up with new farmers every time we’re in each region,” Barry Friesen, Cleanfarms’ executive director, said in the release.

The collections will take place in Quebec from Sept. 18 to Oct. 6 with a mix of blitz and multi-day events, B.C. on Vancouver Island from Oct. 2 to 4 and Fraser Valley from Oct. 10 to 13, Saskatchewan from Oct. 23 to 27, and P.E.I. from Oct. 30 to Nov. 10 with multi-day events.

Items accepted include:

  • old or unwanted agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label; includes used miticide strips)
  • commercial pesticides for golf courses and industrial and commercial pest control products (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label)
  • livestock/equine medications that are used on-farm for livestock, poultry or horses (identified with a DIN number, serial number, notification number or Pest Control Product number on the label)

The release noted Cleanfarms is the national stewardship organization that develops and operates programs to help farmers/producers manage on-farm agricultural waste material. The previous round of collections in these regions was in 2020 and yielded a total of 298,127 kgs of unwanted pesticides and 3,389 kgs of obsolete animal medications.

For more information on collection events visit the CleanFarms website.

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