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

SASKATOON, SK, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Northern Saskatchewan farmers are being invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from October 5-9.

CleanFARMS, an industry-led, national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) and with funding support from Saskatchewan Agriculture, is offering this program at no cost to farmers.

"Previous collections in Saskatchewan have been a huge success," said Barry Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS. "It's clear that Saskatchewan farmers are committed to the environment and to doing the right thing."

Farmers in Saskatchewan have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in more than 400,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides. Last year, farmers in southern Saskatchewan disposed of 93,935 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and 540 kilograms of livestock medication. This year, CleanFARMS will once again be collecting livestock and equine medications in Saskatchewan.

"The Canadian Animal Health Institute is happy to partner with CleanFARMS to provide Saskatchewan farmers with a way to safely manage animal medications," said Tracey Firth, programs director at the Canadian Animal Health Institute.

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:

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Orchard Transport Ltd in Delisle, 306-493-2408
  • Cavalier Agro in Meadow Lake, 306-236-2476
  • North Star Fertilizers in Hudson Bay, 306-865-3999
  • Lloydminster Coop (south) in Lloydminster, 306-825-4661

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Cargill in Rosetown, 306-882-2664
  • Andrukow Group Solutions Inc in Marsden, 306-892-2476
  • Cavalier Agro in Meota, 306-892-2476
  • Pineland Coop in Nipawin, 306-862-4595

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Shellbrook Coop in Shellbrook, 306-747-2122
  • Discovery Coop Farm Supply in North Battleford, 306-445-9457
  • Richardson Pioneer in Melfort, 306-752-2721
  • Richardson Pioneer in Nokomis, 306-528-4484

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Richardson Pioneer in Strasbourg, 306-725-2017
  • Richardson Pioneer in Dixon, 306-682-1730
  • Prince Albert Coop in Prince Albert, 306-764-6488
  • Green Acres Agro in Denzil, 306-358-4918

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Richardson Pioneer in Yorkton, 306-782-4484
  • G-Mac's Ag Team Inc. in Leader, 306-628-3886
  • Wendland Ag Services Ltd in Rosthern, 306-232-4223
  • Crop Production Services in Wadena, 306-338-2591

The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program is a national program that comes to each province on a three-year rotating basis. 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.

For further information: For media inquiries please contact: Erin O'Hara, Media Relations, oharae@cleanfarms.ca, 613-230-9881 x3223

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