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Pandemic didn’t slow recycling efforts

Pandemic didn’t slow recycling efforts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Despite the challenges of a year restrained by the pandemic, Canadian producers returned more than 5.5 million pesticide and fertilizer jugs 23 litres and smaller in 2020. That’s on par with 2019 numbers. Last year’s collection brought the total number of jugs recovered for recycling since the beginning of the program in 1989 to more […] Read more

Treating used plastic as a resource is key for farmers

Zero waste is an achievable goal for ag plastics and one that we are already pursuing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farmers earn their living from the land, and they work hard making sure their fields and farms remain healthy, well managed and free from litter and waste. This is an investment that benefits all of Canada, given the importance of our agricultural industry to feed our country and the world. While necessary to Canada’s agricultural […] Read more


Six new sites in the province where grain bags and/or used twine can be dropped off for recycling means there are now 26 collection sites participating in the Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It! pilot program.

Six more collection sites for recycling of grain bags and twine

Farms in the province generate tonnes of both types of plastic each year

Reading Time: < 1 minute There are six new drop-off locations in Alberta for recycling grain bags and/or used baler twine. That means there are now 26 collection sites in the province but since not all of them accept both bags and twine, producers should first check the list of collection sites at cleanfarms.ca (click on the Programs by Province […] Read more