Cleanfarms Collecting Unwanted Old Ag Pesticides this Fall

Cleanfarms is collecting unused farm meds and pesticides in Canada this fall, heading to four regions for a green cleanup, helping farmers offload unused products.

Please be sure to share this information with your farming customers.

Cleanfarms, the national stewardship organization that develops and operates programs to help farmers/producers manage on-farm agricultural waste materials is returning to six regions of Canada to hold events to collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine and poultry medications so that farmers can dispose of these unwanted agricultural materials safely.

Cleanfarms does a nation-wide service every fall, heading out across Canada to collect those old farm products. This year, they’re swinging by Quebec, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, southern Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island. The Cleanfarms website has all the details.

By handing over unused products, the agriculture industry is ensuring we don't end up harming the planet. Farmers can hand over agricultural pesticides and meds meant for livestock or horses. But, farmers need to ensure they have the right numbers on their labels, like a Pest Control Product number. Cleanfarms has a detailed list on their website, guiding what's acceptable and what's not.

Ever since 2010, Cleanfarms has championed this cause. And in 2014, with a little help from the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), they began collecting old farm animal meds. CAHI sees this as a win for everyone – animals, humans, and the environment.

In 2020, Cleanfarms gathered 298,127 kgs of pesticides and 3,389 kgs of medications. 

Collection events are scheduled at local agricultural retailers’ locations for ease of access. Information is continuously updated on Cleanfarms’ website under “what to recycle & where”.

For more information visit the Cleanfarms website.


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