Agricutural-plastic recycling pilot running in Alberta

Environment: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Alberta producers stockpiling plastic twine and grain bags now have some options.

The Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It pilot is a three-year program, funded by the provincial government and administered by the Alberta Beef Producers. Producers can drop off plastic at 20 collection sites around the province. Details on collection sites are online at the Collection Sites page at cleanfarms.ca.

Cleanfarms, the organization behind the program, also runs grain bag recycling programs in Saskatchewan, and empty container recycling in Manitoba and Quebec. Other western Canadian provinces have also had collection programs for materials such as livestock meds in certain areas in the fall.

To see which areas of each province will be collecting these materials next fall, visit cleanfarms.ca.

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