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Sask. farmers turn in over 60,000 kgs of unwanted pesticides
Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:25PM CST
Saskatchewan farmers turned in more than 60,000 kilograms of unwanted pesticides through a safe disposal program last year.
The crop chemicals were collected over a three-day period in central and northern Saskatchewan, says CleanFARMS Inc., the Ontario-based non-profit organization that administers the program.
The pesticides are taken to a licensed waste management facility, where they are safely incinerated.
Since 1998, the program has collected nearly 380,000 kilograms of unwanted pesticides in the province.