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.