Farmers in the Peace River region will have an opportunity to easily dispose of any obsolete or unwanted pesticides later this month, thanks to a five-day CleanFARMS collection program co-sponsored by industry and government.
The program, which is free of charge to farmers, will take place August 24-28 with drop-off locations at Viterra ag-retailers in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
The program, operated by CropLife Canada, has collected over 2.5 million kilograms of unwanted pesticides across Canada since 1998.
This year’s British Columbia program is co-sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, BC Agriculture Council, Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and Health Canada.
Products will be accepted at 1-684 213 Road in Dawson Creek and 9704 78th St. in Fort St. John. Pesticide products that will be accepted include agricultural herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides. Other products will not be accepted.