Agricultural Waste - Recycling and Disposal Options
Plastics - silage and domestic
Domestic plastics (1 to 7) can be dropped, for no charge, at the nearest transfer station or the Resource Recovery Centre.
Silage plastics can be recycled via a national product stewardship scheme known as Plasback.
Hazardous substances and their containers - chemicals
A Rural Recycling Programme operated by Agrecovery provides a solution for the safe disposal of unwanted agrichemicals and the recycling of empty containers, drums and IBCs.
For information on domestic hazardous materials see the following:
Packaging - cardboard
Cardboard, paper, and magazines can be dropped, for no charge, at the nearest transfer station or the Resource Recovery Centre.
Treated and untreated timber - old fencing
Untreated timber can be recycled at the Greenwaste Acceptance Facility in Blenheim, providing it is free from nails or wire. The Salvage Yard in Blenheim may also take this material if it is reusable and be sold on.
Treated timber can be disposed of at the nearest transfer station.
Metals - redundant machinery
Local scrapyards will be able to assist with the collection of this type of material. The normal protocol would be to drain out all oils, fuels and lubricants and dispose of them separately as Hazardous Waste.
Tyres - ex silage weighting down
Tyres can be recycled, however, they need to be clean ie; free from dirt or standing water.
For more information on tyre recycling you can contact Council on phone: 03 520 7400.
Netwrap can be recycled via a national product stewardship scheme known as Plasback.
The recycling markets for this material are volatile and from time to time you may find that collections are not economically viable.
Glass can be dropped, for no charge, at the nearest transfer station or the Resource Recovery Centre.
Oils and fuels
Oils and fuels can be dropped at the nearest transfer station or the Hazardous Waste store. Charges may apply dependent on the volume of material being dropped.
Batteries can be dropped, for no charge, at the nearest transfer station or the hazardous waste store.
Construction and demolition waste
This material can be delivered to the nearest transfer station or collected via one of the private skip companies operating in Marlborough.