There are drop-offs at the Cheviot, Culverden and Waiau transfer stations for polyethylene (HDPE) plastic agrichemical containers, including those which contained pesticides, veterinary medicines and agricultural chemicals.
To be accepted, containers must be:
- Not more than 60 litre in size, the lid removed and made of HDPE plastic.
- Triple rinsed and free from chemical residue.
- All foil from the containers removed as this causes contamination.
- Approved by the Agrecovery programme and from participating brand owners; visit Agrecovery for further information.
Culverden, Cheviot and Waiau transfer stations are not drop off points for silage wrap. For further information on recycling 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.