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Monday, August 22, 2016

CleanFARMS Obsolete Collection Campaign

CleanFARMS will be running a free obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program at 40 ag-retail locations throughout the province of Ontario from September 20th to 30th, 2016 (exclusive – note the date and locations of each collection point).

Click here for dates and locations

Background: The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection and disposal program is free to participate in. Farmers and other end users of the target products are encouraged to bring in any agricultural or turf pesticide and/or livestock and equine medications (but no needles/sharps) into one of the designated ag-retail collection locations during the September 20-30, 2016 collection period where a licensed waste hazardous waste hauler will safely manage the products and send them for environmentally responsible disposal via high temperature incineration. The obsolete collection program is funded by the plant science industry and members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute (www.cahi-icsa.ca). The obsolete collection program is typically delivered in each region of the country every three years. The last time the obsolete collection program was delivered in Ontario in 2013 where approx. 120,000 kgs of obsolete pesticide were collected. To date, CropLife Canada/CleanFARMS have collected over 500,000 kgs of obsolete pesticide since the program was first delivered in 1998. 2016 marks the third program time that livestock/equine medications will be collected as part of the CleanFARMS program in Ontario.

Specific program information is also available on the CleanFARMS website (www.cleanfarms.ca)

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