Cleanfarms Now Collecting Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides and Old Livestock/Equine Medications in Southern Alberta


Undesirable Pesticides and Farm Animal Drugs Assortment

Containers of unwanted, previous pesticides and out of date livestock, equine and farm animal medicines recovered at a current Cleanfarms collection event. – Cleanfarms photograph

Containers of unwanted, previous pesticides and out of date livestock, equine and farm animal medicines recovered at a current Cleanfarms collection event. – Cleanfarms photograph

-Occasions at particular places from October 25 to 29-

Key Factors:

  • Assortment events – 20 places to serve farmers in southern Alberta

  • One-day event held at location on A particular date (see places under)

  • Safely manages and disposes of unused and unwanted agricultural pesticides and out of date, previous livestock, equine and farm animal medicines

  • No value to farmers

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Oct. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cleanfarms is again in southern Alberta hpreviousing one-day events in 20 places from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 25 to 29 To collect unwanted and previous agricultural pesticides and out of date livestock, equine and farm animal medicines.

Cleanfarms operates this program so farmers can Get rid of these unwanted supplies maintaining them out of the environment and managed for protected disposal.

Cleanfarms’ “Undesirable Pesticides and Old Livestock/Equine Drugs” collection program is funded completely by its crop enter members And by way of a companionship with the Canadian Animal Well being Institute (CAHI). This method rotates into numerous areas throughout Canada every three yrs. Farmers can use the program at no cost to them.

“Farmers Await this program To return again to their area. All of us know They’re Eager to Get rid of these previous supplies protectedly with out hazard to the environment. It helps them maintain their farms clear and sustainable,” said Cleanfarms Authorities Director Barry Friesen.

As a Outcome of the program started Greater than 10 yrs in the past, 3.7 million kg of unwanted pesticides and 52,000 kg of out of date farm animal (cattle, horses, goats, poultry) health medicines have been collected throughout the nation.

This yr’s collection websites are (in alpha order):

BROOKS – Thursday, Oct. 28 – Nutrien Ag Options-Brooks, 403-362-2072

CARSELAND – Friday, Oct. 29 – Richardson Pioneer, 403-934-9267

CARSTAIRS – Friday, Oct. 29 – CORE Ag Inputs-Carstairs, 403-940-0472

CASTOR – Thursday, Oct. 28 – Meadowland Ag Chem Ltd., 403-882-2490

CLARESHOLM – Tuesday, Oct. 26, UFA Claresholm Farm Retailer, 403-625-3337

DRUMHELLER – Friday, Oct. 29 – Kneehill Soil Providers Ltd., 403-823-4600

ENCHANT– Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Nutrien Ag Options-Enchant, 403-739-2012

FOREMOST – Wednesday, Oct. 27, South Country Co-op, 403-867-3200

HANNA – Monday, Oct. 25 – Fox Lake Agro Providers Ltd., 403-854-2820

Extreme RIVER – Monday, Oct. 25 – South Country Co-op, 403-652-4143

HUSSAR – Monday, Oct. 25 – Richardson Pioneer-Hussar, 403-787-3931

MAGRATH – Friday, Oct. 29 – Richardson Pioneer-Magrath, 403-758-3162

Medicine HAT – Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Nutrien Ag Options-Medicine Hat, 403-526-9499

MILK RIVER – Thursday, Oct. 28 – Parrish and Heimbecker, 403-647-3633

OLDS – Thursday, Oct. 28 – Richardson Pioneer-Olds, 403-556-6606

OYEN – Tuesday, Oct. 26 – UFA Oyen Farm Retailer, 403-664-3611

Purple DEER COUNTY – Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Central Alberta Coop Innisfail Agro, 403-227-3466

TABER – Monday, Oct. 25 – Taber House & Farm Centre, 403-223-8948

THREE HILLS – Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Kneehill Soil Providers Ltd. TH, 403-443-2355

VETERAN – Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Richardson Pioneer, 403-575-4600

Occasions particulars Might be found on beneath “what to recycle & the place”. COVID precautions Shall be in place.

Materials settle fored Inside the Cleanfarms program embrace:

  • previous or unwanted agricultural pesticides (recognized with a Pest Administration Product quantity on the label)

  • enterprise pesticides for golf packages and industrial and enterprise pest control merchandise (recognized with a Pest Administration Product quantity on the label)

  • medicines That are Utilized in rearing animals in an agricultural context or for equine use (recognized with a DIN quantity, serial quantity or Pest Administration Product quantity on the label)

This method Does not settle for:

  • solely partially full and opened jugs of adjuvant and surfactant Shall be settle fored

  • fertilizer, diluted reply, huge portions of unopened product, and dealt with seed

  • needles/sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, premises disinfectants/sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medicines, ear tags, and aerosols

  • One other househprevious hazardous waste.

This program will return to southern Alberta in 2024. It is going to return to northern Alberta in 2022.

About Cleanfarms

Cleanfarms is a nationwide not-for-revenue group that delivers enterprise-funded, finish-of-life stewardship packages to the agricultural sector throughout Canada. It actually works collaboratively with Greater than 70 members Inside the pesticide, fertilizer, seed, ag plastic, and animal health medicine sectors, As properly as to companion enterprisees, and governments To Make constructive that Canadian farmers can actively contribute to a healthful environment and a sustainable future.

Cleanfarms has over ten yrs’ expertise figuring out and serving to to develop North American markets for agricultural plastics by way of The continued enchancment and management of farmer-focused recycling packages. It has staff located in Lethbridge, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Etobicoke, Ontario; and St-Bruno, Quebec.

Media Contact:
Barbara McConnell
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