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Classified in: Environment
Subjects: CSR, ENI, ENP

Saskatchewan farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications



REGINA, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 23 through 27, 2017.

In partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Cleanfarms, an industry-led, national not-for-profit environmental stewardship organization, is offering this program at no cost to farmers.

"Saskatchewan farmers are environmentally conscious and are pleased to partner with Cleanfarms to safely dispose of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications," says Todd Lewis, President of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. "The Cleanfarms collection program provides an excellent one-stop service for Saskatchewan farmers to continue to protect the land."

Farmers in Saskatchewan have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in more than 560,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides since program inception, and 183,000 kilograms during last collection in 2014 and 2015.

"Saskatchewan has a history of successful collections," says Barry Friesen, General Manager of Cleanfarms. "The participation of Saskatchewan farmers shows they are good stewards of their land and committed to protecting the environment."

After collection, the pesticides and medications are taken to a licensed waste management facility where they are disposed of through high temperature incineration.

The following locations will be accepting obsolete pesticides and livestock/equine medications from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the dates specified:

BROADVIEW
October 23, 2017
Hometown Co-op
T: 306-696-3038

LEADER
October 23, 2017
G-Mac's AgTeam
T: 306-628-3886

Maple Creek
October 23, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-622-2314

STRASBOURG
October 23, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-725-2017

MOOSOMIN
October 24, 2017
Sharpe's Soil Services Limited
T: 306-435-3319

RAYMORE
October 24, 2017
Crop Production Services
T: 306-746-2114

ROSETOWN
October 24, 2017
Rose Production Services
T: 306-297-4121

SHAUNAVON
October 24, 2017
Crop Production Services
T: 306-297-4121

CARNDUFF
October 25, 2017
Crop Production Services
T: 306-482-3881

EBENEZER
October 25, 2017
Yorkton Co-op
(Ebenezer Agro)
T: 306-782-7434

LIMERICK
October 25, 2017
Limerick Co-op
T: 306-263-2033

LUCKY LAKE
October 25, 2017
Gardiner Dam AG Services Limited
T: 306-858-2383

BALCARRES
October 26, 2017
Crop Production Services
T: 306-334-2440

DAVIDSON
October 26, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-567-4778

ESTEVAN
October 26, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-634-2342

SWIFT CURRENT
October 26, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-778-1616

CORONACH
October 27, 2017
Richardson Pioneer
T: 306-267-2100

MOOSE JAW
October 27, 2017
Prairie Plains Agro Limited
T: 306-692-1661

REGINA
October 27, 2017
Crop Production Services
T: 306-757-3501

WEYBURN
October 27, 2017
Parrish and Heimbecker Limited
T: 306-842-7436

The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program is a national program that comes to each province every three years. In between collections periods, farmers are asked to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

 

SOURCE CleanFARMS Inc.


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