Cleanfarms collecting farm twine to recycle

The non-profit group Cleanfarms has launched a pilot project in Saskatchewan to collect baler twine for recycling.

The manager of Stakeholder relations at Cleanfarms, Kim Timmer, estimates 1.200 tons of twine are used on farms in Saskatchewan every year.

“Farmers will be asked to prepare their twine on farm, prior to dropping it off,” said Timmer. “And this involves shaking the twine to remove debris, placing the twine in a collection bag, which are available free of charge from collection sites, then they’re asked to drop that twine off at a collection site.”

Cleanfarms has been operating a plastic grain bag recycling program since 2018 and partners with about 30 facilities across the province, mainly rural municipalities for collection sites.

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