The Rural Agri-Innovation Network is organizing the collection of obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication from Algoma farmers, which will be transported to the CleanFARMS collection site in Gore Bay, Manitoulin.
Farmers with items that qualify for the program can drop them off during business hours at the Echo Bay Algoma Co-op Ag-Centre on September 26 and 27, and at Rankin’s Supply in Thessalon on September 28. Eligible products must have a Pest Control Product number, DIN number, or Serial Number on the label.
CleanFARMS only accepts products meant for agricultural use. Homeowners with unwanted pesticides for use in the home or garden should contact their municipal landfill about home hazardous waste disposal.
CleanFARMS is an industry-led non-profit organization that has been offering farm waste management programs in Canada for 20 years. Every four years CleanFARMS runs a province-wide obsolete pesticide collection program. This September they have set up collection sites at participating agricultural retail locations across Ontario for obsolete and unwanted pesticides and livestock/equine medications. The products collected at these locations will be disposed of safely and in an environmentally responsible way. More information about this and other programs is available at www.cleanfarms.ca. The next CleanFARMS collection is scheduled to take place in fall 2019.