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Agricultural Service Board

Director of Agriculture and Utility Services
Darwin Ullery
4105 – 51 Avenue (Shop)
Box 550
Vegreville, AB T9C 1R6
Office: 780-632-4033
Fax: 780-632-6631
Cell: 780-632-9253
Email: dullery@minburncounty.ab.ca 


Agricultural Information

The County of Minburn No. 27 contains 694,304 acres of land with approximately one half million acres cropped annually or seeded to tame forage. The balance is made up of both improved and unimproved pasture land and native bush. Grain and Cow/Calf production is the majority of our Agricultural Production.

Areas of Agricultural Service Board Responsibility are found here and include:

  • Monitoring & Enforcement of Alberta Agricultural Pests Act
  • Monitoring & Enforcement of Alberta Weed Control Act
  • Provide Extension service from Provincial Department of Agriculture to Producers
  • Perform weed & brush control on approximately 1400 miles of local roads

Notice of Agricultural Plastics Accepted at Waste Transfer Stations

The County of Minburn No. 27 accepts the following agricultural items at our Ranfurly and Mannville Waste Transfer Stations:

  • chemical containers for recycling
  • twine for recycling (in plastic bags)
  • plastic grain bags for recycling (if rolled)
  • net wrap from landfill disposal (in plastic bags)

Plastic bags for recycling twine or net wrap for disposal may be picked up either at Mannville or Ranfurly Waste Transfer Stations, or at the County of Minburn Agricultural Service Board Office.

Managing Ag Plastics Long-Term

Discover how ag plastics, once used, can be recycled to reclaim the natural resources and where they can be remanufactured into new products.

Cleanfarms and the Alberta Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APGR) are publishing information articles for Alberta farmers to understand the importance of used agricultural plastics resource management.

Cleanfarms is operating a three-year pilot project for grain bag and baler twine recycling in Alberta.  The project is led by APRG. More information on the project here.


Currently municipalities act as collection sites for these stewardship programs.  Farmers are asked to prepare ag plastics and transport them to designated collection sites.  The municipality then arranges transportation from collection sites to specific recycling facilities.  In the case of grain bags, two recycling facilities are in Alberta and one is in the USA.  

Many waste management programs are financed through municipal taxes, so property taxpayers pay the cost of waste collection and disposal.  

Alberta is currently developing policy changes to enable Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) where legal obligations will be placed on producers to take responsibility for the end-of-life management for their products and packaging and encourages them to design products that are more durable and recyclable.

More information on recycling solutions found here.


Click here to view our applications, documents, and policies.

Click here to view our FAQ page.