Cleanfarms has announced a return to British Columbia’s interior, holding one-day events at 11 locations September 27 to October 21. Cleanfarms will collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine, and farm animal medications.

Cleanfarms operates this no-cost program so that farmers can safely dispose of unwanted materials, keeping them out of the environment.

The collection program is funded entirely by crop input members and through a partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute. The program rotates into various regions across Canada every three years, making the next collection dates for B.C. in 2024.

“Farmers wait for this program to come back to their region. We know they are eager to dispose of these old materials safely without risk to the environment. It helps them keep their farms clean and sustainable,” says Barry Friesen, executive director of Cleanfarms.

This year’s collection sites are:

  • Erickson – Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Growers Supply – Creston, 754 – 35 Ave South, 250-428-5124
  • Kamloops – Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Purity Feed Ltd., 471 Okanagan Way, 250-372-2233
  • Kelowna – Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Grower’s Supply – Kelowna, 2605 Acland Rd., 250-765-4500
  • McBride – Monday, Sept. 27 – McBride Regional Transfer Station, 500 NW Frontage Rd., 250-960-4400
  • Oliver – Thursday, Oct. 21 – Grower’s Supply – Oliver, 5911 Sawmill Rd., 250-498-6406
  • Penticton – Wednesday, Oct. 20, Growers Supply – Penticton, 272 Dawson Rd., 250-493-2885
  • Prince George – Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, 6595 Landfill Rd., 250-960-4400
  • Quesnel – Thursday, Sept. 30 – Four Rivers Co-operative, Quesnel Branch, 1280 Quesnel Hixon Rd., 250-992-7274
  • Vanderhoof – Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Four Rivers Co-op, 1055 Hwy 16 West, 250-567-4225
  • Vernon – Thursday, Oct. 14 – Growers Supply – Vernon, 1200 Waddington Dr., 250-545-1278; and,
  • Willams Lake – Friday, Oct. 1, 153 Mile Fertilizer, #80 – 5101 Frizzi Rd., 250-392-5333

Materials accepted include old or unwanted agricultural pesticides, commercial pesticides for golf courses, industrial and commercial pest control products, medications used in rearing animals in an ag context or for equine use.

More information can be found at Cleanfarms’ website.

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