LETHBRIDGE -- The Cleanfarms organization will be collecting leftover or unwanted pesticides and livestock medications at no charge across southern Alberta this week.
Materials will be accepted at 20 locations around the region for safe disposal.
Cleanfarms is a non-profit organization that runs the collection program in each province or region every three years.
The program is funded by the crop protection industry and the Canadian Animal Health Institute and operated by Clean-farms, an environmental stewardship organization.
In 2016, Cleanfarms collected 79,400 kg of unwanted pesticides and 5,335 kg of livestock and equine medications from farmers in Alberta.
Southern Alberta collection events run from 10-am to 4-pm at the following locations:
October 22 –
Vauxhall – South Country Co-op, 205 1st Ave., North
Hanna – Fox Lake Agro Services, 305 South Municipal Road
Claresholm – South Country Co-op, 4123 3rd Street, East
October 23 –
Cardston – Cardston County Admin. Bldg., 1080 Main Street
Foremost – W. Buis Holdings Ltd., 199 1st Ave., West
Crossfield – Nutrien Ag Solutions, 21185 Hwy. 574
October 24 –
Stirling – Richardson Pioneer, Hwy 61, 1 mile east of Hwy 4
Bow Island – Parrish and Heimbecker, Hwy. 3, 1 mile west of Bow Island
Strathmore – UFA Strathmore, 58 Slater Road
October 25 –
Vulcan – Richardson Pioneer, ¼ mile west of junction Hwy. 23 & Hwy. 534
Medicine Hat – UFA Medicine Hat, 1467 30th Street, SW
Taber – UFA Taber, 5813 60 Ave.
October 26 –
Brooks – Nutrien Ag Solutions, 145074 Joanne Trucking Road
High River – UFA High River, 2006 10th Ave., SE
Iron Springs – Nutrien Ag Solutions, 100 Railway Ave.
Materials accepted in the Cleanfarms program include:
-- old or unwanted agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label), and
-- livestock medications that are used in the rearing of animals in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, serial number or Pest Control Product number on the label.
The program will NOT accept:
-- fertilizer, diluted solution, large quantities of unopened product, and treated seed
-- needles/sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, premises disinfectants/sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medications, ear tags, and aerosols
-- any other household hazardous waste.
Questions about whether a product fits the scope of acceptable materials in this collection can be directed to 877-622-4460 or email Cleanfarms at [email protected] or more information can be found on the website https://cleanfarms.ca/
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