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Apr 22, 2013, 08:30 ET New fertilizer container recycling program for farmers launched

ETOBICOKE, ON, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A popular recycling program for farmers is being expanded to include new products. In addition to accepting empty, clean pesticide containers, CleanFARMS will...


Apr 15, 2013, 11:00 ET First ever joint obsolete pesticide and animal health products collection in Manitoba a success

ETOBICOKE, ON, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Manitoba farmers returned almost 75,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and 340 kilograms of food animal medications for safe disposal last year in a...


Apr 11, 2013, 13:49 ET Alberta farmers turn in more than 66,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides for safe disposal in 2012

ETOBICOKE, ON, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Alberta farmers demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by turning in more than 66,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides for safe...


Feb 06, 2013, 10:47 ET Saskatchewan farmers returned more than 60,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides last year

ETOBICOKE, ON, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan farmers turned in more than 60,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides last year for safe disposal. The program took place over a three...


Jan 30, 2013, 17:00 ET Consultations to develop agricultural plastics program begin

REGINA, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Consultations on an agricultural plastics recycling program began today in Regina. Farm organizations, municipalities, environmental groups, plastics recyclers and waste ...


Dec 12, 2012, 10:00 ET Programs needed to manage waste generated and leaving farms in the Maritimes

ETOBICOKE, ON, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent study reveals there is just over 3,400 tonnes of plastic waste generated through agricultural activity in the Maritimes. Of that, two-thirds is disposed...


Nov 06, 2012, 16:30 ET Programs needed to manage waste generated and leaving farms in British Columbia

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent study reveals that approximately 5,500 tonnes of packaging waste is disposed of by farmers in B.C. each year. An additional 32,000 tonnes of packaging, used to...


Nov 06, 2012, 16:15 ET Government of Quebec provides nod to CleanFARMS/AgriRÉCUP

ST. BRUNO, QC, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Government of Quebec has provided CleanFARMS/AgriRÉCUP with an opportunity to enhance agricultural stewardship in the province by providing...


Nov 05, 2012, 08:00 ET Nova Scotia farmers invited to turn in obsolete pesticides for safe disposal

ETOBICOKE, ON, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - On the heels of another harvest season, farmers in Nova Scotia are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides and do their part to ...


Oct 29, 2012, 10:00 ET Alberta farmers given the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Alberta farmers are being invited to participate in an obsolete agricultural pesticide disposal program, which gives them the chance to safely dispose of old or...


Oct 23, 2012, 10:20 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide collection campaign coming to Nova Scotia

ETOBICOKE, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in Nova Scotia are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides between Nov. 5 and Nov. 16. Photographers and reporters are...


Oct 23, 2012, 10:06 ET Collection program takes obsolete pesticides and food animal medications off farms' hands

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time in Manitoba, farmers are being invited to bring in both unwanted agricultural pesticides as well as food animal medications for safe disposal...


Oct 22, 2012, 10:22 ET New Brunswick farmers invited to turn in obsolete pesticides for safe disposal

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in New Brunswick are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides for safe disposal this fall. From Oct. 22 to Nov. 2...


Oct 16, 2012, 10:30 ET Saskatchewan farmers to participate in obsolete pesticide collection program

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - As farmers finish up their harvest, they're being invited to participate in an obsolete pesticide collection program. The program had a successful run in southern ...


Oct 15, 2012, 11:50 ET Obsolete pesticide collection campaign comes to the Interior, Kootenay and Okanagan regions

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in the Interior, Kootenay and Okanagan regions of British Columbia can safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete agricultural...


Oct 15, 2012, 10:19 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide collection campaign coming to Alberta

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in Alberta are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides on dates ranging from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 at participating ag...


Oct 10, 2012, 11:27 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide and food animal medication collection coming to Manitoba

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in Manitoba are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides and food animal medications over a three-day period from Oct....


Oct 10, 2012, 10:51 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide collection campaign coming to New Brunswick

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in New Brunswick are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2. Photographers and reporters...


Oct 05, 2012, 10:33 ET Plastic agricultural waste recycling now available to Manitoba farmers

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Manitoba farmers will have more environmentally friendly options to dispose of some of their plastic waste, thanks to a free pilot project. Grain bags,...


Oct 02, 2012, 12:06 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide collection campaign coming to the Interior, Kootenay and Okanagan regions

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in the Interior, Kootenay and Okanagan regions are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides at designated collection...


Oct 02, 2012, 10:18 ET Media advisory - Obsolete pesticide collection campaign coming to Saskatchewan

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in northern and central Saskatchewan are being invited to turn in their obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides over a three-day period from Oct.16 to ...


Aug 20, 2012, 11:00 ET Obsolete pesticide collection campaign comes to the Peace Region

ETOBICOKE, ON, Aug. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Farmers in the Peace Region can now safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides. CleanFARMS, an industry-led national...


Jun 14, 2012, 13:31 ET Agricultural film and twine collection campaign comes to Yellowhead county

YELLOWHEAD, AB, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - This summer, farmers in Yellowhead County can recycle their unwanted twine and agricultural film by participating in a free pilot project. "Farmers are always...