bale wrap

Solid Waste Services (SWS) will no longer accept balewrap for recycling at the Riverstown waste facility as of March 31, 2015.

SWS is partnering with Switch Energy Corp. who will collect agricultural film directly from the farmer. There are three types of agricultural plastic which can be recycled in the programme:

  • bale wrap and silage bags
  • net wrap
  • silage tarps

These three material groups must be kept separate for recycling. It is no longer necessary to cut and wrap balewrap in bundles.

Please contact Switch Energy Corp. to obtain collection bags and to get more information on how to participate.

80171 Kinburn Line
Clinton, ON N0M 1L0 
T 519.482.7561
F 519.482.5644

 Why Recycle Balewrap?

  • conserve landfill space

    • Since 2007, the County has collected and recycled 156.66 metric tonnes of balewrap
  • open burning of balewrap causes toxins to be released into the air, which can contaminate groundwater and crops, and cause respiratory problems in humans and animals

    • hazardous by-products such as metals, dioxins and furans can be present in the residual ash (Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • conserve natural resources
  • recycled balewrap and greenhouse film will be recycled into pellets as a raw material for new garbage bags and consumer products