Agrecovery LDPE Bag Recycling
Amberley transfer station is a drop off point for LDPE (number 4 plastic) bags from participating brands, BASF and Yara. Via the scheme, these can be recycled for free providing the 4 steps below are followed.
Step 1: Contact Agrecovery. Call 0800 247 326 or email Agrecovery to order your liners and coded zip ties for packing the bags into.
Without the correct liners and coded ties, the bags will not be accepted at Amberley transfer station and will be deemed chargeable waste.
Step 2: Shake out the Bag. Empty bags MUST be given a good shake out, removing all powder or crystal residue.
Step 3: Packing. Put bags into your Agrecovery liner, this should fit 100 bags.
Once full, seal the liner with the zip tie. Each zip tie has a code on it. This is needed for the drop off site so that they can record your recycling in your Agrecovery account. Prior to bringing the bags to Amberley transfer station, they must be stored in a dry location.
Step 4: Drop Full Liners off . Amberley Transfer Station during opening hours will receive full liners.
On arrival, please report to the weighbridge. It will be necessary to registrar your drop off and provide your company name, Agrecovery Member Number and the zip tie code numbers to the staff in the weighbridge.
Agrecovery Container Recycling
Cheviot, Culverden and Waiau transfer stations are drop off points for polyethylene (HDPE) plastic agrichemical containers, including those which contained pesticides, veterinary medicines and agricultural chemicals.
PGG Wrightson in Amberley and NZ Farm Source in Culverden are also drop off points.
To be accepted, containers must be:
- Not more than 60 litres in size, the lid removed and made of HDPE plastic.
- Triple rinsed and free from chemical residue.
- All foil removed, as this causes contamination.
- Approved by the Agrecovery programme and from participating brand owners; visit Agrecovery participating brands for further details.
- Large drums (61L to 1000L) are not accepted via the drop offs. Agrecovery offer on farm collections for large drums four times a year, providing there are 4 or more drums for collection. Contact Agrecovery on 0800 247 326 for details or to book.
The container drop off points are unable to accept silage wrap for recycling. For details regarding how to recycle silage wrap or to book a collection, call Plasback on 0508 338 240.
To discourage the burning of farm plastics being burnt or buried, council supports Plasback, a plastics recycling scheme, through which contractors provide farmers with a collection service for the following.
- Bale wrap.
- HDPE 100 and 200 litre drums.
- Polypropylene bags
- Vineyard net.
In Hurunui collections are undertaken by McCarthy Contracting, who can be contacted via Facebook or on 03 329 6665.
Plasback bins and bags are available from rural merchants in Hurunui. Contact Plasback for further information.