The recycling program for agricultural plastics is the first of its kind in Canada. The program provides a responsible option for producers to return plastic grain bags for recycling. All sellers of grain bags are required to join an approved program.
The grain bag recycling program is operated by Cleanfarms on behalf of regulated retailers and manufacturers. Cleanfarms, an organization committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management of agricultural waste, currently operates 35 collection sites around the province. In only its second year of operations, the program saw a 44 per cent increase in collection.
The grain bag recycling program is funded through an environmental handling fee (EHF) added to grain bags at the point of purchase.
For more information on the program, a map of all collections sites in the province or a more detailed list of EHFs, please visit Cleanfarms.