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Man. to collect old pesticides Oct. 21-23

Manitoba’s provincial government and CropLife Canada on Tuesday kicked off a three-day campaign to collect farmers’ obsolete agricultural pesticides.

From Tuesday to Thursday (Oct. 21-23), Manitoba farmers can dispose of obsolete pesticides free of charge at any one of 20 retailers hosting collection sites listed at the end of this article.

CropLife Canada, the national group representing the ag chemical and biotech industries, noted in a Manitoba government release Wednesday that its collection programs have gathered up over 1.2 million kg of unwanted pesticides across Canada since they began in 1998.

Agriculture Minister Rosann Wowchuk said in the release that such programs “clearly show how to take an environmental concern and find a practical and effective solution.”

Pesticide products that will be accepted under the campaign include agricultural herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides, the province and CropLife said.

Products that won’t be accepted, however, include empty pesticide containers, spray tank rinsate, adjuvants, treated seed, home and garden pesticides, paints, thinners, waste oils or “any other household hazardous waste,” they said.

Designated locations for Manitoba obsolete pesticide collection, Oct. 21-23

Location Facility Phone
Arborg Viterra 204-376-5990
Arnaud G.J. Chemical Co. 204-427-2337
Beausejour Viterra 204-268-3497
Brandon Viterra 204-727-6669
Carman Agrotak Ltd. 204-745-3939
Dauphin Cargill AgHorizons 204-638-4033
Glenboro Pembina Co-op 204-827-2228
Killarney Shur-Gro Farm Supply 204-523-5400
Landmark Pioneer Grain 204-355-4061
Melita Cargill AgHorizons 204-522-3221
Neepawa Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op 204-476-2328
Pilot Mound Double Diamond Farm Supply 204-825-2429
Portage la Prairie Munro Farm Supply 204-857-8741
Russell Twin Valley Co-op 204-773-2166
Shoal Lake Pioneer Grain 204-759-2917
Starbuck Morse Bros. Ltd 204-735-2258
Stonewall Terraco 204-467-8282
Swan River Pioneer Grain 204-734-7665
Virden Valley View Co-op 204-748-2843
Winkler Cargill AgHorizons 204-325-9551

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