Plastics pick up next week in Agassiz

Dairy farmers urged to join in popular FVRD pilot project

There is one more agricultural plastics pick up for Agassiz area farmers.

The round up will be on August 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the municipal gravel pit on Cemetery Road.

Drop off is free of charge, and open to all dairy farmers in the District of Kent. The plastic will then be sent for recycling, in an effort to reduce the amount of agricultural plastics being sent to the landfill or burned on farm.

A large majority of local farmers are using the service, FVRD has reported. Those farmers are using a variety of methods to store the plastics on their farms between pick ups.

The pilot program is wrapping up, but has received some positive feedback from the farming community and the government, Stacey Barker with FVRD recently stated.

For more information, phone the FVRD at 1-800-528-0061 or visit www.district.bc.ca.

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