Agricultural Recycling Programs

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Farm Plastic Recycling

TWINE ONLY!

Takes place at the Agricultural Services shop (next to the County Administration Building at 1408 Twp Rd 320).

Only bagged, clean, and dry twine will be accepted on scheduled collection dates. We encourage you to make an appointment in advance by calling 403-994-0837 or email ag@mvcounty.com.

The collection site is open from 9 am to 1 pm the following dates:

  • 2021 Collection Site Schedule
    • May 21st
    • June 4th
    • June 18th
    • July 2nd
    • July 16th
    • August 6th
    • August 20th
    • September 3rd
    • September 17th
    • October 1st
    • October 15th
**THESE DATES MAY CHANGE DUE THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC OR FOR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES. NOTICE OF DATE CHANGES WILL BE POSTED TO COUNTY SOCIAL MEDIA.

Please keep in mind twine must be free of hay, straw, mud, manure and debris. Twine must bagged in the clear plastic bags provided free of charge. Bags to collect the twine are available at the County Office and at the Agricultural Services shop.

Should twine for recycling not meet the acceptable contamination threshold, participants will be redirected to the Didsbury Landfill, and will be responsible for all costs for disposal.

GRAIN BAGS

If you have grain bags for recycling, under the Alberta Ag-Plastic. Recycle it! Program they can be brought to the Irricana Transfer Site. Please ensure that the grain bags are as clean as possible with care to remove as much organic material (spoilage, dirt, etc.) before or during rolling. Excessively dirty or loose/unrolled bags may be rejected, or subject to a landfill tipping fee or additional charges at drop off. Prepare grain bags by rolling and tying with twine. Please contact the Irricana collection site before dropping off material. Contact Rocky View County at 403-230-1401 for more information on preparing grain bags for collection. Further information is available at the following website https://cleanfarms.ca/alberta-ag-plastic-recycle-it-program-details/.

For further information please contact Mountain View County Agricultural Service via email at ag@mvcounty.com or call 403-335-3311 during regular office hours.


Ag Wire Recycling

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic please call or email for hours and parameters of operation

Terra Metals - in conjunction with the Mountain View County Agricultural Service Board - collects barbed, strand, and page wire to be recycled at no cost to Mountain View County producers.

  • When - From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Where - Terra Metals is located along Township Road 322 (Amerada Rd), west of Highway 2A, just past the gas plant entrance and before RR 20 intersection.
  • Website - http://terrametalsrecycling.com

Please note:

  • Wire must be free of debris (dirt, sod, posts)
  • All recyclable wire must be rolled as tightly as possible
  • Load wire separate from other metals

*** The rebate program with the Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission at the Didsbury Landfill is no longer in effect. Producers will be charged for dropping off their wire at the landfill. 

For more information contact Terra Metals at 403-415-5097, or Lorelee Grattidge at Mountain View County, 403-335-3311 ext 163.


Empty Pesticide and Fertilizer Container Recycling

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic please practice Physical Distancing while using facility and consider wearing a face covering if other patrons are in the vicinity.

Mountain View County has a recycling site for empty plastic pesticide chemical and fertilizer containers under 23 Litres in size. The site is located 0.5 miles west of Highway 2A on the Bergen Road (Twp Rd 320). Any County resident looking to recycle their plastic chemical containers, can drop them off inside the structure at the recycling site, free of charge.

Before recycling the plastic chemical containers, please remember to:

  • Remove the cap
  • Remove the booklet
  • Triple rinsed or pressure rinsed the container

Any cardboard packaging or paper booklets that are not contaminated with any chemical can be recycled. If there is any contamination please dispose of at the Didsbury Landfill.

To review Beneficial Management Practices for Alberta Farmsteads - Farmstead Waste Management, please click here.

Visit CleanFARMS® for details on their Empty Pesticide Container Collection Program.


For more information on Mountain View County's Agriculture Recycling Programs contact Sustainable Agricultural Specialist, Lorelee Grattidge at 403-994-0837 or ag@mvcounty.com.