Recycling Non-Nutrient Agricultural Waste
Are you waste wise?
There are a lot of different types of waste produced by farm businesses. Used and unwanted plastic film, seed bags, pesticide containers, twine, tires and engine oil are just examples of the type of waste that farmers need to dispose of regularly.
Dispose of your agricultural waste responsibly
Burning and burying non-nutrient agricultural waste can pollute the air, contaminate water and can have other potential harmful impacts on the environment, which can harm people and livestock. Consider recycling and reusing your waste instead. Recycling and reusing these materials can help lower your dumping costs while beautifying your property. Plus, it's better for the environment.
There are many programs in Ontario that can help you dispose of your waste responsibly. Not sure where to start? See CleanFARMS' Guide to Recycling Non-Nutrient Agricultural Waste in Ontario for ways to reduce the amount of agricultural waste going to landfill. You can also add the disposal of farm wastes into your Environmental Farm Plan.
These links offer waste disposal options and describe different recycling programming that may be in your area.
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