Ag Plastic Recycling

Plastic Grain Bag / Silage Bag Recycling

Under the newly minted ‘Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!’ program led by the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) and operated by Cleanfarms, farmers will find it more convenient to locate places that will take empty grain bags and twine for recycling.

Kneehill County residents can take their grain bags, (shaken to remove debris, rolled and tightly secured with twine), to the Drumheller Landfill for recycling. Please note, Kneehill County Transfer Stations do NOT accept Plastic Netwrap or Ag Plastics.

Cleanfarms has established 20 collection sites in total throughout the province. The full roster of collection locations and what they take can be found on Cleanfarms.ca. We recommend you call ahead to out-of-County collection sites to ensure service is available.

 ACCEPTABLE
UNACCEPTABLE
  • Rolled Grain Bags
  • Unrolled Grain Bags*
  • All other bale/silage films or bags
  • Silage Tarps

*Some sites that have a compactor may be able to accept unrolled grain bags. Contact the collection site to learn more.


Recycle Plastic Bale Twine

Large collection bags for recycling used plastic bale twine are now available for farmers at Kneehill County’s Three Hills Transfer Site (the collection site) or for pick up at the Kneehill County office. These bags are FREE for residents and will fit into 45-gal barrels. 

The designated collection area for full bags of plastic twine is at Kneehill County’s Three Hills Transfer Site. These bags must be tied shut and must only contain used plastic twine which is FREE of STRAW, METAL, MANURE, MUD, and WOOD to be accepted.

Twine can also be taken to the Drumheller Landfill for recycling. 

 ACCEPTABLE
UNACCEPTABLE
  • CLEAN Twine Placed in a recycling bag. (Available at the Kneehill County Office, or at the Three Hills Transfer Site.)
  • Net Wrap or Netting
  • Bale/Silage Wrap
  • Twine mixed with straw, metal, manure, mud or wood.