This fall, retailers across Canada will be participating in the Cleanfarms 2019 Obsolete Collection Campaign. CAAR members are encouraged to let their customers know about this free service which allows farmers to safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete pesticides and animal medications.

Participating collection sites will be accepting unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label), and livestock medications that are used by primary producers in the rearing of animals in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, serial number or Pest Control Product number on the label).

The sites will NOT accept fertilizer, diluted solution, large amounts of unopened product and treated feed; needles and sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, disinfectants and sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medications, and ear tags.

The free service is part of Cleanfarms’ efforts to help keep farm communities clean by avoiding the disposal of unwanted pesticides and medications into landfills. Since the launch of the program in 1998, approximately 3 million kilograms of obsolete pesticides have been collected and safely disposed. Once collected, products are taken to a high temperature incineration facility for destruction.

Find a Collection Site

Collection sites are available in the following regions:

Don’t see your area on the map? Cleanfarms, in partnership with CropLife Canada and the Canadian Animal Health Institute, holds collection events once every three years in each region. Check for information on future sites. In the meantime, Cleanfarms asks that farmers store unwanted pesticides and old livestock medications safely until a collection program returns to their region.

Questions can be directed to Cleanfarms at 877-622-4460 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Twitter users can follow Cleanfarms at @cleanfarms.

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