CleanFARMS is running a free obsolete pesticide and livestock medication collection program from Oct. 3-7 at 20 agri-retail locations.

Farmers and other users are encouraged to bring in an agricultural pesticide or livestock medication (no needles/sharps) into designated agri-retail collection locations during the collection period where a licensed waste hauler will safely manage the products and send them for environmentally responsible disposal via high temperature incineration.

The obsolete pesticide and livestock medication collection program is funded by the registrants/manufacturers of the products as part of their commitment to product stewardship. The program is delivered in each region of the country every three years. Since the program was first delivered in 1998, more than 2.4 million kilograms of pesticide have been collected and safely disposed of.

The next time the obsolete collection program is scheduled for Alberta will be a collection in the southern half of the province (i.e. Red Deer to U.S. border) in the fall of 2018.

Participants can drop off their pesticides and livestock medication at the following CAAR member locations:

- Central Alberta Co-op Ltd.  (Innisfail)

- Richardson Pioneer (Provost)

- Neerlandia Co-op (Barrhead)

- McEwen's Fuels & Fertilizers (Athabasca)

Click here for a list of all participating agri-retail locations.

Visit www.cleanfarms.ca for more information.

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