APRG Fall Newsletter

We hope that you are winning the harvest race. We have a few program updates!

Progress

  • 20 collection sites have been chosen and sites are coming on board to collect grain bags and twine as of October 1.
  • The pilot program was branded as Alberta Ag-Plastic: Recycle it! to create a consistent name and logo.
  • Thanks to Cleanfarms on their hard work this summer:

o The final characterization report was released outlining the types and volumes of agricultural plastics generated on farms.

o The market analysis report that explores where there are recycling markets for plastics and how they need to be processed is now available. o The producer survey is complete, and a summary is available. We surveyed 428 crop and livestock producers in July and August 2019. 2019 Pilot Collection Sites

Cleanfarms has named the 20 collection sites for year one of the program. Visit the Cleanfarms’ website to view the sites currently taking grain bags and twine and find the site closest to you as well as the instructions for how to prepare your grain bags and twine.

Organization   Location    ARPG News inset
 Beaver Municipal Solutions    Ryley/Beaver County  
 Big Country Waste Management Commission    Hanna  
 Cardston County     Cardston  
 County of Barrhead    Barrhead  
 West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill    Ferintosh  
 County of Grande Prairie    Clairmont  
 County of Paintearth No.18    Coronation  
 County of Vermilion River    Vermilion  
 Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Assn.    Town of Drumheller  
 Foothills Regional Services Commission    High River  
 Lacombe County    Lacombe  
 Lethbridge Regional Waste Mgmt Services Commission      Iron Springs  
 Mackenzie Regional Waste Management Commission    High Level  
 Mountain View County Ag Shop    Mountain View County  
 Municipal District of Bonnyville    Bonnyville  
 North Peace Regional Landfill    Fairview  
 Municipal District of Taber    MD of Taber  
 Rocky View County    Irricana  
 Wheatland County     Strathmore  
 Wildwood, Parkcourt and Peers Transfer Sites    Yellowhead County  




Last update: October 29, 2019

For more information:

Tammy Shields

306-341-4460

shieldst@cleanfarms.ca 

Continued outreach

The APRG feels it is important to keep engaging with our stakeholders including the government. The committee executive will meet with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Honourable Devin Dreeshen on November 1 to update him on the program and we want to make our goal clear of the need for a transition to a full-time program as well as the APRG’s focus on the management of other materials such as netwrap, silage plastic and bale wrap.

As always, thank you for your continued support and interest and reach out with questions at any time,

APRG Committee

About the County

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