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Cowichan pesticides safely destroyed

One thousand kilograms of obsolete pesticides were safely dumped by Cowichan farmers during a one-day collection drive by CleanFARMS.

The eco-responsible drive is free to farmers wishing to keep pesticides out of land, air and water. Oct. 5 saw valley food producers invited to bring unwanted or obsolete pesticides to Cowichan region’s Bings Creek waste facility.

Collections also happened in the Fraser Valley, and elsewhere on the island.

CleanFARMS is a national, industry-led program that’s gathered about 1.4 million kg of old agricultural pesticides — 207,000 kg from B.C. — since 1998. Collected pesticides are safely destroyed.

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