TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On November 6 and 7, farmers are
invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete
The collection program is operated by CleanFARMS, an industry-led,
national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization and
is supported by CropLife Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador's
Department of Environment and Conservation.
"CleanFARMS is committed to collecting unwanted or obsolete agricultural
pesticides in an environmentally responsible way, at no cost to
farmers," says Barry Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS.
Newfoundland's farmers have a long history of good stewardship
practices. Since 1988 they have returned more than 3,700 kilograms of
obsolete pesticides. Nationally, the program has collected more than
1.8 million kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides for safe
disposal since it began in 1998.
After collection, the pesticides are taken to a licensed waste
management facility where they are disposed of through high temperature
The following two locations will be accepting obsolete or unwanted
agricultural pesticides on the dates specified below from 9 am until 4
Lewisporte Highway Depot - Wednesday November 6
6 km north of TransCanada/Route 340 intersection on Route 340
Steel Mountain Highway Depot - Thursday November 7
Service road 100 m east of Steele Mountain Ultramar Gas Bar
SOURCE: CleanFARMS Inc.
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