Cleanfarms collection starts today

Starting Monday, unwanted farm chemicals are being collected at 20 sites across Southern Saskatchewan.

The executive director for the non-profit group Cleanfarms, Barry Friesen, says there is no cost to farmers to dispose of obsolete pesticide and livestock medications.

“We’re an industry stewardship organization, we’re funded by the industry, the people that produce these materials,” said Friesen. “Why they’re doing it is simply because they want to do right for the environment, they want to make sure that these materials get disposed of in a proper way so that they’re indiscriminately distributed and cause harm to the environment.”

Friesen says the drop off locations today (Mon) are Moose Jaw Co-op, Cargill in Raymore, Richardson in Whitewood and Emerge Ag in Eston.

The 20 locations are each open for one specific day this week and farmers are encouraged to check their local retailer for details.


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