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Our Recycling Services

Every day at Agri.Cycle we process a wide variety of agricultural waste.
From farm plastic waste to tree guards and spent shotgun cartridges.

An idea born by farmers, for farmers

Agri.Cycle was created to help you support the green agricultural agenda in an accessible, effective, and easy way – by recycling your farm plastic waste
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“In the early years of Agri.Cycle we were processing a couple of hundred tonnes of farm plastic. Since expanding our capacity, we have been able to go from strength to strength and at our last count for 2022, we collected 4113 tonnes of farm plastic alone! Not only that, but out of that collected material we managed to recycle 4010 tonnes of it! That’s only 2.5% going to landfill. A great achievement.”

Robert Moore, Managing Director, Agri.Cycle Limited

We are proud to say that last year, alone, we saved over 4000 tonnes of agricultural plastic from being sent to landfill. When we say ‘recycling’ we really mean it.
After we’ve collected your waste – or you’ve delivered it to us or local collection point – your waste is reprocessed at our purpose-built site in Lincolnshire. The result? Your “waste” has been reprocessed and recycled ready to be reused to manufacture items from stock board to car parts to refuse sacks.

Allowing you to easily comply with your duty of care and crop assurance schemes, our system is simple and pretty foolproof. Even if we do say so ourselves.
Designed to be tailored to suit your own requirements and the storage space you have available; our scheme is priced per bag so that you only pay for what you recycle. Simple.
From our research we have found a pay as you go service is a much more cost-effective solution for the farmer to dispose of their waste.

Agri.Cycle is also proud to offer its services via Woldmarsh and Southern Farmer, supporting its members and our collective, nationwide, community of farmers.

Our Processing Capacities & Capabilities

We’re always developing our recycling capabilities and improving the remit of what materials we can process.
Arable Plastic Waste

Handling Capability

We take the vast majority of arable plastic waste. Do not fear if your waste material isn’t listed, please get in touch and head office will assist in finding a solution.
Fertiliser in many Heavy Duty BagsFertiliser & Seed Bags
Pile of bottle tops from plastic drink bottlesCaps
Image if IBC containerIBCs
Image of Thiopron ContainerSpray Cans
Image of cardboard squashed towards the cameraCardboard

Working With Us

To be as efficient as possible, and to maintain our highest percentage of throughput, we agree that all farm plastic waste will be prepared and presented in an easy way to facilitate this.

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Horticultural Plastic Waste

Handling Capability

We take the vast majority of horticultural plastic waste. Do not fear if your waste material isn’t listed, please get in touch and head office will assist in finding a solution.
A few stacks of plastic plant potsPlant Pots
A few stacks of plastic Plant TraysPlant Trays
Raspberries in plastic PunnetsPunnets
A roll of Irrigation piping with a red line along the sideIrrigation Piping

Working With Us

To be as efficient as possible, and to maintain our highest percentage of throughput, we agree that all farm plastic waste will be prepared and presented in an easy way to facilitate this.

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Livestock Plastic Waste

Handling Capability

We take the vast majority of livestock plastic waste. Do not fear if your waste material isn’t listed, please get in touch and head office will assist in finding a solution.
Image of Plastic Feed Bags squashed towards the cameraFeed Bags
Pyramid of Bales in Silage WrapSilage Wrap
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Bales of hay wrapped in nettingNet Wrap
Silage Sheeting over a fieldSilage Sheeting

Working With Us

To be as efficient as possible, and to maintain our highest percentage of throughput, we agree that all farm plastic waste will be prepared and presented in an easy way to facilitate this.

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Forestry & Arboreal Plastic Waste

Handling Capability

We take the vast majority of arboreal plastic waste. Do not fear if your waste material isn’t listed, please get in touch and head office will assist in finding a solution.
A few Cortex Tree Guards rolled up standing on their ends togetherCortex Tree Guards
Three plastic spiral tree guards laying on the floorSpiral Tree Guards

Working With Us

To be as efficient as possible, and to maintain our highest percentage of throughput, we agree that all farm plastic waste will be prepared and presented in an easy way to facilitate this.

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Spent Shotgun Cartridges

Handling Capability

As the UK’s leading spent shotgun cartridge recycler, our plant in Lincolnshire process hundreds of million cartridges shot in the country each year.
Heavy Duty bag with loads of used Shotgun Cartridges being carried by a forkliftSpent Shotgun Cartridges

Working With Us

To be as efficient as possible, and to maintain our highest percentage of throughput, we agree that all farm plastic waste will be prepared and presented in an easy way to facilitate this.

View Preparation Guide

Our Collections & Handling Table.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements further.
Container
One Of The Following Plastice Waste Materials Per Container
Spray Cans
Silage Wrap
Fertiliser
Feed / Seed
Plant Pots
Plant Trays
String
Net Wrap
Tree Guards
Shotgun Shells
Other*
Capacity
Purchase /
Deposit (£)
Palletised Dumpy Bag
10ft (3m) x 7tf (2m) x 6ft (1.8m)
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1500+ acres /
2000 spray cans 
50
Midi Bag
5ft (1.5m) x 7tf (2m) x 6ft (1.8m)
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600+ acres /
1000 spray cans 
25
1400L Bag
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70+ acres /
80 spray cans 
5
200L Bag
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10+ acres /
12 spray cans 
1
Fertiliser Bag
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Until full
N/A
Bulk Bag
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21,000
Cartridges
10
IBC
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10+ acres /
12 spray cans 
1
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Only 1 Material / Waste Stream Per Container

In order for us to provide you with the legal traceability of proper disposal, we can only take one type of waste per container. To make it simple, we've prepared this easy preparation guide.

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    5-Step Traceability & Audit Compliance Process.

    We’re proud to offer all our clients the confidence and reassurance
    that we comply with assured cropping schemes.
    1
    Unique Contract Number
    Each farm or grower location is identified
    2
    Collection check
    Each bag is checked prior to loading
    3
    Waste Transfer Note
    Issued with every waste transfer
    4
    Sort Table Inspection
    All waste is sorted prior to processing
    5
    Audit Trail
    Our system is regularly audited*
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      If you have any more specific questions about any of our services, then don’t hesitate to get in touch, or read more about our specific capabilities in recycling.
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      Frequently Asked Questions.

      From actively talking with farmers at open meetings, farm visits and conferences about the EEC waste directive and its impact on British Agriculture, we’ve come up against some common questions and concerns:
      Will my farm plastic be recycled?
      Yes, last year only 2.5% of plastic collected by Agri.Cycle was sent to landfill. Using Agri.Cycle ensures that your plastic waste is processed responsibly.
      Why do I need to separate my farm plastic?
      Separation is the key to recycling. By separating your plastic into the different waste products, you ensure that your plastic waste can be recycled, reprocessed and reused again. We expect as a customer of Agri.Cycle, you adhere to segregating any material recycled with us.
      What about caps and foils?
      Caps and foils from spray containers must be placed in a separate bag to the rest of the spray container. This bag, if tied off, can be placed inside the spray container bag.
      Will I receive the paperwork needed for farm assurance schemes?
      Yes, all customers receive Waste Transfer Notes for all material they recycle with Agri.Cycle. The Waste Transfer Note is the important document that all assurance schemes are looking for to demonstrate that you are dealing with your material responsibly.
      Why charge PAYG?
      We understand that the quantity of waste that you produce, as a farm, can vary year after year. To accommodate this, we only charge on the bags of material you bring in.
      What does Agri.Cycle not take?
      Agri.Cycle will take all agricultural plastics and cardboard, the only thing we ask is that the material is segregated and as free from contaminants as possible. We aren’t expecting your waste to be squeaky clean; it has come off a farm after all! We will not take hazardous waste or other waste you find on farms.
      How clean does the waste have to be?
      We expect all spray containers to be triple rinsed, all fertilizer, feed and seed bags to be as empty as possible, and try to remove contaminants from silage wrap and sheeting, crop cover, and any other agri-plastic that is disposed of using Agri.Cycle.
      Does different farm plastic cost varying amounts to recycle?

      Yes, the cost to recycle your farm plastic varies from product to product. To learn more, please get a quote.

      Do I keep the bags?

      If you purchase (or deposit for Dumpy & Midi) Agri.Cycle bags, these are replaced on a like for like basis.

      Do I need to be there when my plastic is collected?

      Ideally, the farm owner or manager would be there when disposing of waste as they are legally responsible for the correct disposal of their farm waste. For loading purposes, it is necessary to have someone there to assist the driver loading the material.

      There isn’t a franchise near me, where can I recycle?

      If there is not a franchise near you, please contact Agri.Cycle head office who will be able to offer you an alternative arrangement. This could be that you are placed on a milk round service, directed to a nearby intake day, or we will come and collect your material directly!

      Is Agri.Cycle Green Tractor assured?

      Yes, we are proud to be a founding member of The Green Tractor Scheme. This means that farm plastic recycled with Agri.Cycle has The Green Tractor seal of approval that retailers and other agri-businesses are increasingly looking for from farmers.

      Any other questions?

      Always get in touch with the head office if you have any other questions. Our friendly office team are always on hand to answer any recycling queries you may have.

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