CleanFARMS Inc. is a not-for-profit industry stewardship organization led by the plant science industry that is committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management of agricultural waste. CleanFARMS Inc. is best known for its empty pesticide and fertilizer container recycling program and obsolete pesticide collection campaign. Its programs manage agricultural plastic and other inorganic waste from farms across Canada and have earned a reputation of excellence around the world. CleanFARMS Inc. works together with farmers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, municipalities and provinces to create a safe, healthy and sustainable environment.

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Dec 23, 2020, 09:19 ET Cleanfarms Predicting 2020 a Successful Year for Collecting Ag Waste for Recycling and Safe Disposal

By Barry Friesen, Executive Director, Cleanfarms ETOBICOKE, ON, Dec. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - As the final days of 2020 wind down, we can look forward to the new year with optimism that we will wrestle...


Dec 16, 2020, 05:00 ET Farmers and Other Stakeholders Invited to Comment on Manitoba Plan to Transition to Permanent Ag Plastic Waste Recycling

MOOSE JAW, SK, Dec. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - A pilot project in Manitoba that collects and recycles plastic agricultural waste such as grain bags and baler twine is set to transition to a permanent,...


Dec 10, 2020, 11:01 ET Cleanfarms Launches Saskatchewan Pilot to Collect Baler Twine for Recycling

- Part of Cleanfarms' Zero Plastic Waste Strategy for Farms- MOOSE JAW, SK, Dec. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Cleanfarms took a giant step closer to its goal of helping producers achieve zero plastic waste in...


Oct 21, 2020, 14:36 ET Six Collection Locations Added to 'Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!' Grain Bag and Twine Recycling Program

– Number of collection sites across Alberta expanded to 26 – LETHBRIDGE, AB, Oct. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - As of early October, six new locations came onboard as collection sites that are open and ready to...


Oct 20, 2020, 15:21 ET Cleanfarms is Collecting Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides and Old Livestock/Equine Medications in Prince Edward Island this Fall

-Events at various PEI locations from November 2 to 13- Key Points: Collection events – 7 locations to serve farmers throughout Prince Edward Island (see below) Safely manages and disposes of unused...


Oct 18, 2020, 14:00 ET Cleanfarms' Programs Demonstrate Waste Reduction Week Circular Economy Goals

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder ...


Oct 07, 2020, 00:07 ET Cleanfarms is Collecting Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides and Old Livestock/Equine Medications in South Saskatchewan this Fall

-Events at various locations from October 26 to October 30- Key Points: Collection events – 20 locations to serve farmers throughout southern Saskatchewan on specific dates (see below) Safely manages ...


Sep 25, 2020, 22:04 ET Cleanfarms is Collecting Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides and Old Livestock/Equine Medications in two BC Regions this Fall

-Events on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley; from October 5 to October 16- Key Points: Collection events – 7 locations to serve farmers on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley; events...


Sep 16, 2020, 15:12 ET Three-year Cleanfarms Project Focusing on Improving Ag Plastic Recycling

ETOBICOKE, ON, Sept. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - An innovative multi-year initiative that is helping to recover and recycle plastic used on farms will ramp up this fall, providing more Canadian farmers with...


Jun 08, 2020, 10:04 ET Cleanfarms Posts 2019 Recovery Numbers for Ag-Waste Environmental Programs

ETOBICOKE, ON, June 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Cleanfarms has released its 2019 Annual Report showing that Canadian farmers are strengthening their commitment to land, water and air stewardship by returning...


Apr 17, 2020, 09:40 ET Over 10 Years Cleanfarms has Recovered More Than 50,000 MT of Ag-Waste for Recycling or Proper Disposal

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Cleanfarms is looking at what's next? ETOBICOKE, ON, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Over a decade of program operations, Cleanfarms has recovered for recycling or proper...


Feb 17, 2020, 23:51 ET Cleanfarms Puts Feet on the Ground in Alberta with New Lethbridge Office

LETHBRIDGE, AB, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Cleanfarms, a Canada-wide stewardship organization best known for its ag-plastics recycling programs for pesticide and fertilizer jugs and totes and grain bags...


Feb 03, 2020, 12:30 ET Time to Recycle those Empty Grain Bags in Alberta; Cleanfarms' Collection Sites are Ready and Waiting

MOOSE JAW, SK, Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - It's winter on the prairies, so it's time to empty grain bags to move last fall's harvest to dryers and then to market. For growers who use grain bags, that means...


Oct 11, 2019, 18:54 ET Manitoba farmers - Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications October 21 to 25

Keeps materials out of the environment No cost to farmers MOOSE JAW, SK, Oct. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Now that fall is here, Cleanfarms is running its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and...


Sep 27, 2019, 17:11 ET Cleanfarms programs to recycle and manage farm ag-plastic waste contributes to job creation and economic benefit in Alberta

MOOSE JAW, SK, Sept. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a newly released study commissioned by the Recycling Council of Alberta, Cleanfarms' recycling program in Alberta for agricultural plastic waste...


Sep 27, 2019, 15:02 ET Northern Alberta farmers - Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications October 7 to 11

Keeps materials out of the environment No cost to farmers MOOSE JAW, SK, Sept. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Now that fall has arrived, Cleanfarms is running its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides...


Aug 30, 2019, 11:07 ET Cleanfarms is collecting old, unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock/equine medications in various Canadian regions

Collection events in Peace Region, Northern Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland Keeps materials out of the environment No cost to farmers MOOSE JAW, SK, Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Cleanfarms is...


Aug 15, 2019, 14:53 ET 2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK, Aug. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain...


Jun 13, 2019, 22:27 ET Single Use Plastics Bans Not Targeting Ag-plastics: Cleanfarms

MOOSE JAW, SK, June 14, 2019 /CNW/ - This week's federal government announcement on the ban of some single use plastics by 2021 has left many Canadian farmers wondering if single use plastics for...


May 01, 2019, 17:35 ET Cleanfarms Posts Increases in 2018 Ag-Plastic Recovery Programs

OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Cleanfarms continues to demonstrate that Canada's agricultural community is committed to managing farm waste responsibly. In its 2018 annual report just released,...


Apr 18, 2019, 16:43 ET Cleanfarms Calling for Farmers to Recycle 100% of Plastic Ag Jugs to Mark 30th Anniversary

MOOSE JAW, SK, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty...


Nov 02, 2018, 14:27 ET Cleanfarms to collect unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock medications at no charge in New Brunswick

Collection events in 11 locations across the province Nov. 5 to 16 Events help keep these materials out of the environment ETOBICOKE, ON, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Sometimes the business of farming...


Oct 31, 2018, 17:10 ET Cleanfarms to collect unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock medications at no charge in Nova Scotia

Collection events in 12 locations across the province Nov. 5 to 16 Events help keep these materials out of the environment ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Sometimes the business of farming...


Oct 26, 2018, 18:50 ET Grain Bag Recycling Environmental Handling Fee Starts Thursday, Nov. 1

MOOSE JAW, SK, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan farmers who purchase large plastic bags for grain storage will see a change when they buy bags after next Thursday, November 1. That's when...


Oct 13, 2018, 17:38 ET Cleanfarms to collect unwanted agricultural pesticides & livestock medications at no charge in southern Alberta

Collection events in 20 southern Alberta locations begin October 22 Events help keep these materials out of the environment TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2018 /CNW/ -Sometimes the business of farming results in...