According to the Ministry of the Environment, it is illegal to burn grain bags on public OR private property. Fines for burning grain bags range from $0 – 1 million dollars based on the severity of the offense. The most relevant restrictions related to grain bag burning can be found in The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, under Section 4(1) – Prohibition on discharges and in The Clean Air Regulations under Section 11 – Prohibition, burning.
At this time, there are 6 waste collection sites that take grain bags with an additional 6 sites to be added in the near future. More information on these sites can be found atwww.simplyag.ca or by contacting Travis Quark, Simply Ag – Coordinator, at 1-866-298-7222.
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