Now is a good time for Alberta producers to recycle empty grain bags. Under the newly minted ‘Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!’ program led by the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group and operated by Cleanfarms, farmers can have empty grain bags and twine recycled.
For year one of this three-year pilot, Cleanfarms has established 20 collection sites throughout the province. Most are currently taking rolled, tied grain bags of any size, and twine for recycling. Some, however, just take grain bags and a few take only twine.
A full roster of collection locations and what they take can be found on cleanfarms.ca. The website also has instruction on preparing materials for recycling.