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CleanFARMS disposal reaches homestretch in Ontario

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By: SWR Staff
2014-07-14

 

CleanFARMS' empty seed and pesticide program for agricultural waste has returned to southwestern Ontario, ending in September 2014. 

The national program, which began in May, offers environmentally-friendly disposal solutions to ensure agricultural waste is managed responsibly and stays out of landfills. 

"We have conducted several waste studies to determine what type of on-farm, inorganic waste is still being sent to landfills," Barry Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS, said in a statement. "New opportunities and alternative solutions are being explored because of these studies."

Collection bags can be picked up from select agricultural retailers across southwestern Ontario. Before returning them, farmers should ensure their seed and pesticide bags are empty and tied. All bags will be accepted, free of charge, and collected by CleanFARMS before transported to a disposal facility that recovers thermal energy and coverts it into electricity and steam.

Farmers may return empty pesticide bags, including multi-walled paper, plastic and aluminum. Multi-walled paper and polywoven plastic empty seed bags are also accepted.

Collection sites are located at select retailers across southwestern Ontario. Below is a list of participating retail collection sites, which can also be found at cleanFARMS.ca.

2014 COLLECTION SITES

City

Location

Phone

Alvinston

Wanstead Farmers Cooperative
3332 Nauvoo Rd.

519-898-2861

Blenheim

Thompsons Ltd.
125 George St.

519-676-5446

Bothwell

Haggerty Creek
7708 Bentpath Line, R.R. #5

519-695-9999

Brigden

AGRIS Co-operative
2352 Jane St. 

519-864-1011

Brodhagen

Hogey's Farm Supply
6777 Perth Line 44

519-345-2941

Brussells

Brussels Agromart
251 Albert St

519.887.6273

Cottam

AGRIS Co-operative
8 Belle River Rd.

519-839-4861

Chatham

AGRIS Co-operative
335 Park Ave. East

519-352-0230

Dutton

AGRIS Co-operative
260 Currie Rd. 

519-762-2836

Grande Pointe

Alain Lucier - Pioneer
7402 St. Philippe Line

519-360-6300

Glencoe

AGRIS Co-operative
211 McKeller St.

519-287-3434

Kent Bridge

Thompsons Ltd.
23696 Kent Bridge Rd.

519-352-6311

Leamington

AGRIS Co-operative
702 Mersea Rd 12, RR #3

519-326-7700

Muirkirk

AGRIS Co-operative
20325 Duart Rd. 

519-678-3381

Petrolia

Pioneer Representative - Tim Williams
3627 Petrolia Line

519-339-6866

Plympton-Wyoming

Pioneer Representative - Brian Schoonjans
5023 Douglas Line

519-899-2880

Rodney

Thompsons Ltd.
12098 Blacks Rd, RR 2.

519-785-0420

Stoney Point

AGRIS Co-operative
RR #1

519-798-3011

Thamesville

AGRIS Co-operative
1 Priscilla St. 

519-692-3957

Tupperville

AGRIS Co-operative
17 Centre Sideroad,

519-627-6075

Wallaceburg

South West Ag Partners
1504 Lambton Line, RR#5

519-627-1491

Wyoming

Wanstead Farmers Cooperative
5495 Elevator St, RR#2

519-845-3301



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