CleanFARMS expands recycling program
Apr. 23, 2013, Etobicoke, ON - A popular recycling program for farmers is being expanded to include new products.
In addition to accepting empty, clean pesticide containers, CleanFARMS will now also accept plastic fertilizer jugs and pails under 23 litres as part of its annual recycling program.
Farmers are asked to triple or pressure rinse containers to remove all product, remove the cap and label, and return the containers to the nearest collection sites. A full list of collection sites can be found at www.cleanfarms.ca.
The empty pesticide container collection program was first developed almost a quarter century ago by Canada's plant science industry to take responsibility for the full lifecycle of its products. CleanFARMS, which is now responsible for the programs, is committed to helping farmers properly manage and dispose of agricultural waste.
Every year, approximately 4.5 million empty, triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers are safely recycled into items that can be used back on the farm, such as farm drainage tile.