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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Return your unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

There will be a FREE cleanfarms obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program from October 3-19 at six agricultural retail and municipal locations in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions of the province this fall.

The attached promotional poster for the collection program highlights the collection program, collection locations and applicable dates. 

Background

The obsolete pesticide and livestock medication collection program is free to participate in. Farmers and any other commercial users are encouraged to bring in any agricultural or commercial pesticide and/or livestock medication (but NO needles/sharps) into designated ag-retail or municipal locations during the collection period where a licensed waste hauler will safely manage the products and send them for environmentally responsible disposal via high-temperature incineration. The disposal program is funded by the registrants/manufacturers of the products as part of their commitment to product stewardship. The disposal program is delivered in each region of the country every three years. Since the program was first delivered in 1998 more than 2.8 million kgs of pesticide and 30,000 kgs of livestock medications have been safely disposed of.

The next time that the obsolete collection is scheduled for British Columbia will be in Okanagan, Kootenay and Interior regions the fall of 2018 with a disposal program targeted again for the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island region in 2020 to keep with the cleanfarms program commitment to run a program in each region of the country every 3 years.

Specific program information is also available on the cleanfarms website: http://www.cleanfarms.ca/obsoletepesticidelivestock.html

Click this link to download the cleanfarms poster.