Treated Grain Collection

Treated grain is a hazard to humans, livestock and wildlife.  Excess treated grain should be disposed of in a safe manner.

There are a couple of things you can do to reduce the amount of treated grain you much dispose of:

  • Treat seed only as needed;
  • Double seed to remove excess grain from the seeder;
  • Dig a small pit and bury the excess treated seed.

The M.D. allows for delivery and disposal of treated seed each year at the Guy and Jean Cote landfills.  The ‘Treated Seed Collection’ day usually takes place near the end of June to coincide with the end of seeding.  Under the Alberta Environment Enhancement and Protection Act, the legislation which controls how landfills operate, treated seed must be covered within 24 hours.  Our treated seed collection day is therefore held the day before the landfills are to be maintained.

To find out when the Treated Grain Collection day is taking place, watch for advertising in the Smoky River Express, posters located at most Agricultural businesses in the area and of course here, on the M.D.’s website.

For more information, contact the Ag. Fieldman at (780) 837-2221 ext. 115 or e-mail: asb@mdsmokyriver.com