A man with his back to the camera unloads something from the back of a pick up while a man in orange high visibility overalls waits to receive it and another man in high visibility orange overalls inspects items in a marqueeA popular day to support farmers in disposing of hard to move farm waste is returning to Selwyn.

Almost 7000 kg of farm waste was safely disposed of through the first Agrecovery Rural Recycling day, held in Ellesmere last year. The Council programme with Agrecovery Rural Recycling will be held in Malvern on Monday 9 November this year. The day offers farmers and growers the opportunity to safely dispose of a variety of farm waste.

During the day farmers and growers who have preregistered will be able to drop off chemical containers, fertiliser and feedbags, waste oil and unwanted chemicals for recycling, or safe disposal. Unfortunately this year silage and bale wrap cannot be accepted. To take part in the day people must register, book a time and indicate the type of wastes they will be bringing. The location will be provided to registered attendees.

Over 60 people dropped off 6915 kg of farm waste last year, including 2705 kg of chemicals that were safely treated and disposed of, 1500 kg of chemical containers and over 1000 kg of fertiliser bags.

Selwyn District Council’s Solid Waste Manager, Andrew Boyd says the Council jumped at the opportunity to host the day again.

“We saw last year how valuable the day was for people in our rural sector, so we’re excited to hold another one and support our community. We see it as a great partnership between Farmers, AgRecovery, the Council, and the specialist waste and recycling contractors – working together to help keep our environment free of waste.”

Waste must be prepared properly before drop off and farmers and growers interested in registering for the events and finding out more about how to prepare material for drop off should visit the AgRecovery website.

Last modified: 13 Oct 2020 8:00am