September 15, 2009
Members of the lawn care industry may use a long-time program to get rid of pesticides made obsolete by the newly-instituted Ontario pesticide ban.

Operated by CropLife Canada, the program involves a series of 16 collection sites across the province that will accept pesticides from Oct. 20 to 22. The service is free.

Pesticide collection programs have been run in Canada by CropLife Canada since 1998 under the CleanFARMS banner. More than 270,000 kilograms of obsolete product have been collected in Ontario during previous collection campaigns in 2001 and 2005.

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Collection locations

  • Arnprior: M&R Feeds and Farm Supply, 70 Decosta Street
  • Bethany: Thompsons Limited, 9 Elevator Road
  • Brodhagen: Hoegy’s Farm Supply, 6777 Perth Line 44
  • Courtland: Cargill AgHorizons, 159 Talbot Street
  • Dundalk: Huron Bay Co-operative, 35 Dundalk Street
  • Harriston: North Wellington Co-operative Services, 56 Margaret Street South
  • Hensall: Hensall District Co-operative, 116 Main Street
  • Jordan Station: Vineland Growers Co-operative, 4150 Jordan Road
  • Kitchener: Growmark Distribution Centre, 1 Chandaria Place Unit 7
  • Lancaster: Munro’s Agromart Ltd., 6011 Hwy #34
  • Napanee: O’Neill’s Farm Supply, 1 Dairy Avenue
  • Thornloe: Co-op Regionale – Temiskaming Ag Centre, 964027 Development Road.
  • Orangeville: Holmes Agro Ltd., 473088 County Road 11
  • Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Co-op Farm Supply, 560 Boundary Drive
  • Tilbury: Cargill AgHorizons, 23404 Wheatley Road
  • Vienna: Max Underhill’s Farm Supply, 56532 Calton Line

There will be designated volunteers available at each site during the collection period to receive product and answer questions. Site staff will be keeping track of the types and volumes of products brought in, but will not collect personal information from anyone dropping off product. Pesticide products should have a PCP number on the container, although in cases where the label is no longer present, or it is unknown which particular pesticide was in the container, the product should be labeled “pesticide unknown” when it is brought to a collection site.