- 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.
|Beaver Municipal Solutions||Ryley/Beaver County|
|Big Country Waste Management Commission||Hanna|
|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|
|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|
|Wildwood, Parkcourt and Peers Transfer Sites||Yellowhead County|
Last update: October 29, 2019
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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,