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Program offers free disposal for farmers


September 28, 2009
By Marg Land


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September 25, 2009,
Guelph, Ont. – Farmers can safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides, unused
animal health products and used sharps at collection sites across Ontario
during October.



September 25, 2009,
Guelph, Ont. – Farmers can safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides, unused
animal health products and used sharps at collection sites across Ontario
during October.

The CleanFARMSTM
program will run October 20 to 22 as part of an Ontario government-supported
Great Lakes Basin water quality initiative that offers farmers a free, safe way
to recycle and dispose of these items.

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Sixteen collection
sites have been designated across the province, where farmers will be able to
bring their obsolete crop protection and animal health products and used sharps
(needles, syringes and scalpel blades) during the three-day blitz. There is no
charge to farmers for the program.

Agricultural pesticide
products being returned should have a PCP number on the container. Acceptable
animal health products should have a label with a Drug Identification Number
(DIN) or contains the terms “vaccine, bacterin, toxoid, antitoxin, antibody or
diagnostic”. Collection sites will not accept pesticides and animal health
products in aerosol containers, medicated feed, premise disinfectants, or any
household or human use items. Loose sharps will not be accepted – they must be
brought in a closed rigid container. Ziploc bags are not acceptable.

The program will
run at the following locations during their respective business hours:  

  • Ailsa Craig: Hensall
    District Co-operative, 116 Main Street
  • Arnprior: M&R Feeds
    and Farm Supply Ltd., 70 Decosta Street
  • Bethany: Thompsons
    Limited, 9 Elevator Road
  • Brodhagen: Hoegy’s Farm
    Supply Ltd., 6777 Perth Line 44
  • Courtland: Cargill, 159
    Talbot Street
  • Dundalk: Huron Bay
    Co-operative, 35 Dundalk Street
  • Harriston: North
    Wellington Co-operative Services Inc., 56 Margaret Street South
  • Kitchener: GROWMARK Inc.
    – Distribution Centre, 1 Chandaria Place, Unit 7
  • Lancaster: Munro’s
    Agromart Ltd., 6011 Hwy #34
  • Napanee: O’Neill’s Farm
    Supply, 1 Dairy Avenue
  • Jordan Station: Vineland
    Growers Co-operative Ltd., 4150 Jordan Road
  • Thornloe: Co-op
    Regionale – Temiskaming Ag Centre, 964027 Development Road, New Liskeard
  • Orangeville: Holmes Agro
    Ltd., 473088 County Road 11
  • Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay
    Co-op Farm Supply, 560 Boundary Drive
  • Tilbury: Cargill, 23404
    Wheatley Road
  • Vienna: Max Underhill’s
    Farm Supply Ltd., 56532 Calton Line

For more information,
visit www.agcare.org or www.croplife.ca.