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Unwanted pesticides to be collected in NB


November 5, 2018
By CleanFarms (edited)

For farmers living in or near many New Brunswick communities, Cleanfarms is holding special collection events for leftover or unwanted agricultural pesticides.

Held throughout the province, collection events are scheduled at the following locations Nov. 5 – 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Drummond – New Denmark Trucking, 194 Station Road, 506-473-1086
Federicton – Co-op Home & Farm Supply Ltd., 317 Saint Mary’s Street, 506-458-9308
Florenceville – McCain Produce, 16 McCain Produce Road, 506-392-3036
Gagetown – Appleman Farm Ltd., 16 Fox Road, 506-488-2147
Hartland – Hartland Agromart Ltd., 40 Industrial Drive, 506-375-4538
Moncton – South Eastern Farmers Co-op, 200 Collishaw Street, 506-858-6600
PetitRocher – Chaleur Fertilizers, 588 Industrial Street, 506-783-4216
Sainte Andre – Grand Falls Agromart Ltd., 38 Chemin Depres, 506-473-1941
Saint John – Halifax Seed Co., 664 Rothesay Ave., 506-633-2032
Salisbury – Cavendish Agri Services, 3030 Federicton Road, 506-372-9390
Sussex – Sussex Co-op, 25 Union Street, 506-432-1841

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Cleanfarms will accept materials at the events at no charge and will dispose of them safely and responsibly. Materials accepted in the Cleanfarms program include:

  • old or unwanted agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label), and
  • equine and livestock medications that are used in the rearing of animals in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, serial number or Pest Control Product number on the label).

The program will not accept:

  • fertilizer, diluted solution, large quantities of unopened product, and treated seed
  • needles/sharps, medicated feed, aerosol containers, premises disinfectants/sanitizers, veterinary clinic waste and medications, ear tags, and aerosols
  • any other household hazardous waste

The program is funded by the crop protection industry and the Canadian Animal Health Institute and operated by Cleanfarms. An environmental stewardship organization, Cleanfarms works collaboratively with industry members, agricultural organizations and associations, and the government to ensure that Canadian farmers have opportunities to manage agricultural waste responsibly. In 2015, the last time this program was offered in New Brunswick, Cleanfarms collected 15,019 kg. of unwanted pesticides and 330 kg of livestock and equine medications. After 2018, the program will return to New Brunswick in the fall of 2021.

Questions about whether a product fits the scope of acceptable materials in this collection can be directed to 877-622-4460 or email Cleanfarms at info@cleanfarms.ca.