Baler twine pilot project opens in time for Saskatchewan’s winter-feeding season

Baler twine collections have launched throughout Saskatchewan to help farmers manage the estimated 1,100 to 1,300 tonnes of twine that is used in farm operations.

Farmers will be asked to shake twine to remove debris before placing it in plastic collection bags that are available at no-charge through their collection site. The plastic collection bags will be accepted at 30 locations across the province.

These pilots will help us test out operations, logistics and best practices to determine how twine can be collected to ensure it can be recycled. Recycling markets are currently available in North America where twine is being pelletized and repurposed to make products like car parts, flowerpots and plastic lumber.

Visit our website to learn more about this pilot or explore collection locations.