The LRNRD is leading the charge by coordinating recycling efforts with producers who use bags for grain storage, and recyclers who haul them off. At the LRNRD, we often hear that farmers want to the do the right thing and with grain bags it’s not burning them or burying them.*
The LRNRD Grain Bag Recycling Collection Dates are of March 6th, 7th and 8th for 2019. Call the LRNRD if you have used grain bags within the LRNRD that can be recycled. Collection locations are listed below by county.
Recycled Grain Bags -
- Need to be rolled up for hauling to the recycling plant. (Do not use net wrap to secure rolls. Twine or screws are recommended.)
- Weigh 300-700 lbs. a roll.
- Are made into plastic pellets for other uses.
- Are unwanted at landfills.
*The chemical reactions that occur during the burning of plastic grain storage bag produces toxic substances that releases highly toxic materials into the atmosphere and into the soil. The toxins left in ash can impact water and soil quality. When materials containing chlorine are used, dioxins and furans may form, which can cause health effects ranging from cancer to nervous system disorders, to birth defects.