Cleanfarms pesticide and fertilizer container recycle program opens

May 2, 2022 | 2:04pm

Starting today, farmers will be able to take their empty pesticide and fertilizer containers for recycling. Cleanfarms announced that more than 1,500 recycling collection sites across Canada would open their doors on May 2 to start accepting empty single-use pesticide and fertilizer containers. Executive Director with Cleanfarms Barry Friesen said there are over 400 locations […]

Saskatchewan farmers recycling more plastic in recent years, according to Cleanfarms

May 24, 2021 | 9:29am

The non-profit group Cleanfarms says Saskatchewan producers are recycling more and more plastic containers. Western region business manager, Shane Hedderson, says the 2020 annual report shows a significant rise in the amount of discarded plastic farm chemical containers going to collection locations for recycling. He adds the grain bag recycling program is very popular in […]

Cleanfarms collecting farm twine to recycle

Dec 14, 2020 | 4:48am

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 […]

Cleanfarms collection starts today

Oct 26, 2020 | 4:48am

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,” […]

Cleanfarms collecting unused farm chemicals this month

Oct 13, 2020 | 4:50am

Unwanted farm chemicals are being collected at 20 sites across southern Saskatchewan  this month. The western business manager for the non-profit group Cleanfarms, Shane Henderson, says there is no cost to farmers. He says farmers should contact their farm chemical retailer to determine the closest drop-off location for obsolete pesticide and livestock medications. “The material itself cannot […]