Farmers in New Brunswick can help keep waterbodies in the province clean by taking advantage of a free collection of farm waste products, such as old or unwanted pesticides and equine and livestock medications.
Cleanfarms, a Canadian non-profit organization that delivers recycling and disposal solutions for farmers and their communities, is providing a special collection event at designated locations throughout the province from Monday, November 5th to Friday, November 16th.
There is no charge to farmers for using this Cleanfarms service to the agricultural community.
Collection events are scheduled at the following locations from 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
- Petit-Rocher – 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
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. 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, when the program was offered in Nova Scotia, Cleanfarms collected 15,019 kilograms of unwanted pesticides and 330 kilograms of livestock and equine medications. After 2018, the program will return to New Brunswick in the fall of 2021.