List of Recycling and Clean Environment Practices

Trash and Recycling and Environmental Cleanliness

  • General dumping on farm is no longer acceptable as it was in previous decades.
  • All trash is either recycled or disposed of properly.
  • Concrete disposal is localized.
  • Metal (steel, aluminum, copper) is recycled.
  • Waste Hazardous Chemicals are minimized and disposed of properly and in accordance with laws.
  • Tire purchases are minimized and old tires are disposed of in compliance with laws.
  • Seed bag waste is minimized by use of reusable bulk containers.
  • Brush and wood scraps are piled to decompose on-farm rather than sent to landfills.
  • Some paper, plastic, and glass is recycled.
  • We pick up roadside trash along several miles of country roads.
  • Old, unwanted barns have been recycled for reclaimed lumber and roofing metal.
  • Household food scraps are fed to animals and post-season unsold fall pumpkins are bought for feed.
  • Whenever a new farm is purchased it gets a thorough cleaning of trash, much of which is recycled, and has amounted to thousands of pounds.

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A seventh generation farmer of good soils in Henry County Tennessee, I take seriously my responsibility to care for what has been entrusted to me for this life and to teach my children diligently.

2 thoughts on “List of Recycling and Clean Environment Practices”

  1. What do you do to the inside of your bins once they are empty? What is a good cleaning process that does not take up extreme amounts of time, yet lets the next crop come into a great environment?

    1. Good question. When the grain is removed from the bins and the busy season shows down, which sometimes isn’t until July, I first like to knock on the bins so the stuck dust and clinging grain falls to the floor…

      Actually, I need to start cleaning some bins out tomorrow. Let me write a short article on this subject later.

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