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Spent Shotgun Cartridge
Recycling Services

We offer the largest capacity of spent shotgun shell recycling anywhere in the UK.

Recycling your spent shotgun shells and cartridges.

Developed from our founder’s own unease about spent shotgun cartridges being left in the wild, headed to landfill or to be burnt on-site, Argi.Cycle’s processing of spent shotgun cartridges continues to be unique.
A first in the UK, using machinery created by Mr Moore himself, we are able to recycle 100% of your spent shotgun cartridges.

Reviewed by Field Sports Channel TV, who saw the recycling line in action, this recycling process is the only one of its kind and allows both gun clubs and commercial game shoots to dispose of their cartridges responsibly. A feather in the cap of an industry that is under increasing pressure to become more environmentally aware.

As the UK’s leading spent shotgun cartridge recycler, our plant in Lincolnshire process hundreds of million cartridges shot in the country each year.
Backed by some of the nation’s largest shooting grounds and conversationists, for more than fifteen years we have been recycling spent shotgun cartridges for shoots of any size, game or clay, making relying on the environmental hazards posed by landfill and burning for disposal a thing of the past.
How we recycle your spent shotgun cartridges
After collecting your spent cartridges we process them in our very own recycling centre, making sure the main components are stripped and cleaned ready for reuse.

Watch this video to see how we do it...

How do I recycle my spent shotgun cartridges?

Depending on the number of cartridges you accumulate, we offer different-sized bags for you to fill. The smaller bag, which is about the size of a domestic wheelie bin, holds 4,200 spent shotgun cartridges - perfect for a 10-gun 8-day shoot. The larger bag holds 21,000 spent shotgun cartridges, ideal for a commercial game shoot or clay shoot.

All you need to do to ensure they are 100% recycled is keep each bag 100% spent shotgun cartridges – no other waste – that’s it! Keep the bags dry - either undercover or covered by a tarpaulin – and we’ll take care of the rest.

Opt for collection or make use of our drop-off service – just take a look at our map to find your nearest hub.

Our recycling partner.

Six years ago, we founded a collaborative partnership with Laporte Industries UK. Working together we offer a delivery and collection service for all clay shooters.

Simple and convenient, Laporte can offer shooting grounds spent shotgun cartridge removal on the same day as their clay deliveries. We collect these bags from Laporte Industries UK., all to be 100% recycled, via our unique process. This partnership, so far, has saved millions of cartridges going to landfill or being burnt on-site.

this is the easy way for shooting grounds to become more environmentally friendly, ethical and responsible.

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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Our Collections & Handling Table.

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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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      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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