Agricultural Waste - Recycling and Disposal Options

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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.

Go to Resource Recovery Centre

Silage plastics can be recycled via a national product stewardship scheme known as Plasback.

Go to the Plasback website

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.

Go to the Agrecovery website

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.

Go to 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.

Go to Greenwaste Acceptance Facility

Go to Salvage Yard

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

Netwrap can be recycled via a national product stewardship scheme known as Plasback.

Go to the Plasback website

The recycling markets for this material are volatile and from time to time you may find that collections are not economically viable.

Glass

Glass can be dropped, for no charge, at the nearest transfer station or the Resource Recovery Centre.

Go to 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. An oil recovery programme is operated by a company called Bens Oil who may be able to collect volumes of oils or fuels greater than 1,000 litres direct from your site.

Further information can be found at Bens Oil

Batteries

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.