New Brunswick farmers offered disposal for old livestock medication
By Bree Rody
Farmers in New Brunswick looking to dispose of agricultural waste including old pesticides and obsolete livestock and farm medications will be able to do so through Cleanfarms in early November.
From Nov. 1-12, farmers in various areas of the province can engage with Cleanfarms to dispose of unwanted materials safely. This year’s collection sites are:
- Drummond: New Denmark Trucking; 194 Station Rd.
- Florenceville-Bristol: McCain Produce; 16 McCain Produce Rd.
- Fredericton: Co-op Home & Farm; 317 Saint Mary’s St.
- Gagetown: Appleman Farms Ltd.; 16 Fox Rd.
- Hartland: Hartland Agromart Ltd.; 40 Industrial Dr.
- Moncton: South Eastern Farmers Co-Cop; 200 Collishaw St.
- Petit-Rocher: Chaleur Fertilizers Ltd.; 558 Industry St.
- Saint André: Agromart Grand Falls; 38 Després Rd.
- Saint John: Halifax Seed; 664 Rothesay Ave.
- Salisbury: Cavendish; 3030 Federicton Rd.
- Sussex: Sussex Co-op; 25 Union St.
“Farmers wait for this program to come back to their region. We know they are eager to dispose of these old materials safely without risk to the environment. It helps them keep their farms clean and sustainable,” said Cleanfarms executive director Barry Friesen in a statement. The program, more than 10 years old, has helped dispose of 3.7 million kg of unwanted materials.
Farm operators should note that the program does 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; or
- Full and unopened jugs of adjuvant and surfactant.
This program will return to New Brunswick in 2024.