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A Comprehensive Guide to Farm Recycling Practices

In today's environmentally conscious world, the agricultural industry is under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices. One critical aspect of this is farm recycling. According to the Preventing Plastic Pollution study, the agriculture industry alone contributes approximately 135,500 tonnes of plastic waste annually. In this guide, we'll explore the various methods of farm recycling and how Agri.Cycle is leading the charge towards a greener future.

Recycling with Agri.Cycle:

Agri.Cycle stands at the forefront of recycling farm plastics, committed to ensuring sustainable practices. By partnering with us, farmers contribute to the circular economy while reducing their environmental footprint.

Disposal Alternatives:

1. Recycling: Opting for recycling diverts plastic waste from landfills and here at Agri.Cycle we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of recycling. We are one of the proud founders of The Green Tractor Scheme.

2. Landfill: While sending waste to landfill is still an option, it comes with the knowledge that plastic can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose fully.

3. Burning/Burying: Burning plastic waste was banned by the government in 2006 due to its harmful environmental impact.

What Can Agri.Cycle Recycle on Your Farm?

  • Silage Wrap
  • Crop Cover
  • Fertilizer & Seed Bags
  • IBCs
  • Spray Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Irrigation Piping
  • Feed Bags
  • String
  • Net Wrap
  • Silage Sheeting
  • Cortext & Spiral Tree Guards
  • Spent Shotgun Cartridges
  • Plant Pots & Seed Trays
  • Punnets
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Getting Involved:

If you would like to use Agri.Cycle to dispose of your farm waste, simply reach out to us via phone or email. Our dedicated team will guide you through the process and address any queries you may have. With branches across the country, Agri.Cycle ensures accessibility and convenience for all farmers.

Legal Considerations

  • The Waste Management Regulations of 2006 prohibit the burning or burying of farm waste, mandating its proper disposal either through recycling or landfill.
  • Waste must be handed over to an authorized individual, and a Waste Transfer Note must be obtained to demonstrate lawful disposal, a service Agri.Cycle provides.
  • Farm assurance schemes require meticulous record-keeping of waste disposal activities.
  • Adhering to Environmental Agency (EA) requirements, woven polypropylene bags must be vigorously shaken to remove all residue.
  • Containers for spray and dairy chemicals should undergo thorough cleaning and triple rinsing before disposal or recycling.
  • Caps and Foils must be separated.

By embracing farm recycling practices and partnering with Agri.Cycle, farmers can play a pivotal role in mitigating plastic pollution and fostering a sustainable future for generations to come. Join us in making a difference today!