Red Deer County has partnered up with Lacombe County and Ponoka County to operate our own Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program. To participate, producers call Lacombe County to schedule a pick-up. A County staff member will arrive on site with the grain bag roller, and with the help of the producer will roll, load and remove the grain bags for proper disposal completely FREE.
For more information on the program or to schedule a pick up please contact Lacombe County directly by calling 403.782.8959 or visit their website HERE
Bale twine is accepted at Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, Gaetz Creek Waste Transfer Station, and Yankee Flats Waste Transfer Station
How to Prepare Twine for Recycling
The pilot program enables twine recycling by offering large, free, twine collection bags. The next three steps are straightforward:
Shake – Remove as much debris, snow or ice as possible. Excessive organics and other materials (such as net wrap) mixed with the twine will cause it to be rejected or result in the material being sent to the landfill. Recycling processors wash and shred the plastic, so they need it as clean as possible.
Bag – Place loose twine in a clear collection bag. They are available at no cost to farmers and can be obtained from pilot collection sites and select County/MD offices. If using your own clear bag, poke holes in the bottom to drain moisture. With any bag, once full, secure it closed with twine or a zip tie.
Return – Please return to your local pilot collection site