Bale Wrap

bale wrap

Solid Waste Services (SWS) will no longer accept bale wrap 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 bale wrap 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 519.524.0193

 Why Recycle Bale Wrap?

  • conserve landfill space

  • open burning of bale wrap 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 bale wrap and greenhouse film will be recycled into pellets as a raw material for new garbage bags and consumer products

© 2019 County of Wellington, 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, Ontario N1H 3T9, T 519.837.2600, TF 1.800.663.0750, F 519.837.1909