Ag Jug Recycling

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We know local growers recycle agR2R-Collected-Containers-in-Bags-Being-Carried plastics once they’ve been used on the farm. That’s items like used pesticide & fertilizer containers, seed, pesticide, and inoculant (SPI) bags – items that are recycled through Cleanfarms. And for several years we’ve been proud to support this program by offering a drop-off depot for used, empty <23L containers at our landfill site.

Recycling Locations Change January 1, 2024

With the hard work of local farmers and our staff, recycling empty ag containers has helped keep these used plastics out of landfills, promoted clean and tidy farms, and contributed to the sustainability of this community. We thank you for all you’ve done. 

To streamline the program, Cleanfarms has begun a transition for the ag jug collection program that will take effect starting January 1, 2024.

When this happens, rather than bringing your empty jugs to our landfill site, you’ll take them back to a local ag retailer for drop-off free of charge. While your drop-off location will change, the goal is to keep it equally convenient for you.

Why the change?

This is part of a province-wide program update that is transitioning Cleanfarms’ ag jug collections from municipal sites to the ag retail sites that currently accept used nondeposit bulk containers and potentially seed, pesticide, and inoculant bags, for recycling. 

Does it change how we recycle ag jugs?

You’ll be able to bring your empty, triple, or pressure-rinsed pesticide & fertilizer jugs, with booklets and labels removed to a depot. Before you do, please pick up a FREE ag collection bag from your local retailer and use it to store your prepared jugs. When it’s full, tie it with twine, rope, or a zip tie, then drop it off at the retail collection site at no charge.

Does this change other Kneehill County recycling?

No. The only change is the drop-off location for empty <23 L pesticide and fertilizer containers. A map that shows every location accepting containers in the province is available here: https://csmap.cleanfarms.ca/FindMap

The retail locations within Kneehill County are:2022-CF-R2R-Capsule-800x800px-AB (1) Opens in new window

  • Cargill – Trochu/Equity
  • Core Ag Inputs – Torrington
  • Kneehill Soil Services – Linden
  • Kneehill Soil Services – Three Hills
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions – Trochu
  • Richardson Pioneer – Three Hills
  • UFA – Trochu
  • Westview Co-op – Horseshoe Canyon Agro

The retail locations just outside the County are:

  • Cargill – Beiseker
  • Kneehill Soil Services – Drumheller
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions – Delburne
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions – Rosebud
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions – Rosedale
  • Richardson Pioneer – Beiseker
  • Westview Co-op – Drumheller

Please note--locations are subject to change. For updated collection sites please reference Cleanfarms site map.