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Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from November 6 through 17, 2017.

In partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Cleanfarms, an industry-led, national not-for-profit environmental stewardship organization, is offering this program at no cost to farmers.

"Prince Edward Island farmers are environmentally conscious and are pleased to partner with Cleanfarms safely dispose of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications," says Robert Godfrey, executive director of the PEI Federation of Agriculture. "The Cleanfarms collection program provides an excellent one-stop service for PEI farmers to continue to protect the land."

Farmers in Prince Edward Island have a long history of good stewardship practices. Since 1998, Prince Edward Island farmers have turned in more than 103,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides since program inception, and 33,000 kilograms during last collection in 2014.

"Prince Edward Island has a history of successful collections," says Barry Friesen, General Manager of Cleanfarms. "The participation of PEI farmers shows they are good stewards of their land and committed to protecting the environment."

After collection, the pesticides and medications are taken to a licensed waste management facility where they are disposed of through high temperature incineration.

The following locations will be accepting obsolete pesticides and livestock/equine medications from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the dates specified:

McCain Fertilizer
31 Gard Road
T: 902-853-4568

Cavendish Agri Services
19 Riverside Drive
T: 902-566-5597

McCain Fertilizer
4763 Baldwin Road
T: 902-838-2872

Cavendish Agri Services
41 North Street
T: 902-859-2200

McCain Fertilizer
168 Greenwood Drive
T: 902-888-5571

Cavendish Agri Services
848 Read Drive
T: 902-436-4884

PEI Agromart Ltd.
26210 Hwy 2
T: 902-436-1600

The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection program is a national program that comes to each province every three years. In between collections periods, farmers are asked to safely store their unwanted pesticides and livestock medications until they can properly dispose of them through the program.

Source: CNW