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.
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