Producers in the Moose Jaw area can take advantage of a half-day, pop-up project that aims to recycle farm silage bags, bale wrap, baler twine, and grain bags.
Cleanfarms, in collaboration with the Moose Jaw Recycling Centre (MJRC), is holding the recycling event on Wednesday, July 13th from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. This event will aid farmers clear some of the used ag plastics from their farms.
This morning, farmers can stop by the recycling centre to pick up free large ag plastic collection bags to help aid in the collection and transportation of the ag plastic materials. Any silage wrap and bale wrap should be folded and placed into separate bags, baler twine should be placed in a separate bag, and grain bags will be accepted rolled or unrolled.
There is no limit on the amount producers can drop off for recycling, if the twine, silage bags, and bale wrap are separately bagged, and the tops of the bags are tied tightly.
If you want to ensure that your used twine will be accepted, then follow the following steps.
1. Shake – Shaking your twine before bagging can remove unwanted debris, snow, or ice. Excessively dirty twine could be turned away.
2. Bag – Loose twine should be placed in a clear collection bag and should be secured with twine or a zip tie. They request that you do not knot the tie.
3. Return – If you are uncertain that you have prepared everything properly or if you require assistance in unloading then contact the recycle centre beforehand.
This micro pilot is funded in part by the Government of Canada through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP), a $50.3 million, five-year investment to help the agricultural sector change and remain competitive.
The MJRC is a locally owned and operated business that aims to divert recyclable material from our local Landfill. The MJRC is also one of Cleanfarms collection sites for the SK Grain Bag Recycling program year-round.
Cleanfarms is a non-profit agricultural industry stewardship organization that contributes to a healthier environment and a sustainable future by recovering and recycling agricultural and related industry plastic, packaging, and products. It is funded by its members in the crop protection, seed, fertilizer, animal health medication, and ag plastics industries. With a network of more than 1,500 recycling collection sites across Canada, Cleanfarms’ recycling programs enable farmers to keep valuable resource materials out of landfills and the environment. Cleanfarms has staff located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may be able to schedule a drop-off by booking with the MJRC at 306-693-3867.
To find more information on the half-day, pop-up ag plastic recycling event, go to the Cleanfarms website at cleanfarms.ca/expanding-ag-recycling-in-saskatchewan/.