Farmers have always reused, repaired and given new life to old materials but there is plenty more that can be done to improve waste management on the farm.
By taking simple steps the amount of farm waste created can be reduced or even prevented - e.g. reusing containers for feeding or cleaning, composting, recycling waste oil and tyres, recycling bale wrap, and continuing to repair (where possible). Find out how easy it is to reduce, reuse and recycle on your farm.
How do you manage your farm waste? Learn about the impact of on-farm waste disposal and the benefits to your farm of reducing your rubbish.
Established in 2005 Agrecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust put together by primary sector stakeholders to provide a sustainable solution for 'on-farm' waste.
Agrecovery operate a container recovery programme for agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene plastic containers.
Over 320,000km of silage wrap is used every year in New Zealand - enough to circle the earth 8 times. Agrecovery Wrap Recycling is an environmentally friendly way for disposing of your silage wrap.
When chemicals expire, get rid of them. Agrecovery Chemicals is a safe and simple nationwide collection and disposal system for unwanted and expired chemicals in agriculture.