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October 14, 2009
By Landscape Ontario

Oct. 14, 2009 – The Ministry of the Environment has released a list of Ontario sites that will serve as areas to collect obsolete pesticides.

Oct. 14, 2009 – The Ministry of the Environment has released a list of
Ontario sites that will serve as areas to collect obsolete pesticides. For members of the industry, it's an
opportunity to get rid of products made obsolete by the
newly-instituted Ontario pesticide ban.

The annual CropLife program will take place Oct. 20 to 22. The program involves 16 collection sites across the
province that will accept pesticides. The service is free.

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Industry members can also drop off products on Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at either the Landscape Ontario offices in Milton or at JB & D Co., at 3912
Highway 7, in Unionville. The hours of operation each day, at both
sites, are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pesticide collection programs have been run in Canada by
CropLife Canada since 1998 under the CleanFARMS banner. More than
270,000 kilograms of obsolete product have been collected in Ontario
during previous collection campaigns in 2001 and 2005.

Collection locations, Oct. 20 to 22

–     Hensall: Hensall District Co-operative, 116 Main Street

–     Arnprior: M&R Feeds and Farm Supply, 70 Decosta Street

–     Bethany: Thompsons Limited, 9 Elevator Road

–     Brodhagen: Hoegy's Farm Supply, 6777 Perth Line 44

–     Courtland: Cargill AgHorizons, 159 Talbot Street

–     Dundalk: Huron Bay Co-operative, 35 Dundalk Street

–     Harriston: North Wellington Co-operative Services, 56 Margaret Street South

–     Jordan Station: Vineland Growers Co-operative, 4150 Jordan Road

–     Kitchener: Growmark Distribution Centre, 1 Chandaria Place Unit 7

–     Lancaster: Munro's Agromart Ltd., 6011 Hwy #34

–     Napanee: O'Neill's Farm Supply, 1 Dairy Avenue

–     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 AgHorizons, 23404 Wheatley Road

–     Vienna: Max Underhill's Farm Supply, 56532 Calton Line

Collection locations, Oct. 27 to 29

–     Milton: Landscape Ontario, 7856 Fifth Line South,

–     Unionville: JB&D Co., 3912 Hwy. 7

Volunteers will be at each site during the collection period to
receive product and answer questions. Site staff will be keeping track
of the types and volumes of products. Pesticide products should have a
PCP number on the container, although in cases where the label is no
longer present, or it is unknown which particular pesticide was in the
container, the product should be labeled "pesticide unknown" when it is
brought to a collection site.

Registration is required. To complete an online registration form,
see the web address below. Those not registering before the collection
dates, will be required to fill out a form onsite. To register, contact
Elizabeth Pennant at CropLife Canada through one of the following
methods:
–     CropLife Canada Phone at: (416) 622-9771 ext. 2221

–     CropLife Canada Fax at:      (416) 622-6764

–     CropLife Canada email: pennante@croplife.ca

–     Online at: www.croplife.ca/stewardship/ontariopesticidecollection

The response to the 2009 program will help determine the need
for future collection and disposal programs. For more information,
visit www.ofac.org.


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