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Obsolete pesticide collection in central/northern Alberta

Oct. 7, 2013 – This fall farmers are being invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides. Central/northern Alberta agricultural producers can drop off their unwanted pesticides at one of 16 collection locations from October 8-11.

The collection program is operated by CleanFARMS, an industry-led, national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization. A similar program was offered in southern Alberta in 2012.

Alberta farmers have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1988 they have returned more than 270,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides. After collection, the pesticides are taken to a licensed waste management facility where they are disposed of through high temperature incineration.

Farmers are invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides on the dates and locations specified below from 9 am until 4 pm.

October 8:
Irma, Viterra
Lacombe, Crop Production Services
Onoway, Dow Fertilizers Ltd.
Westlock, Viterra

October 9:
Bashaw, Bashaw Crop Services
Leduc, Viterra
St Paul, Andruko Group Solutions Inc.
Wainwright, Viterra

October 10:
Lamont, Richardson Pioneer
Provost, Andruko Group Solutions Inc.
Vermilion, Webbs Crop Services
Wetaskiwin, Parkland Fertilizers

October 11:
Camrose, Crop Production Services
Castor, Crop Production Services
Lloydminster, Crop Production Services
Morinville, Westmor Terminals