New funding to deal with agrichemical and farm waste
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced $381,000 in Government funding to enable farmers and growers to better deal with waste.
The funding, from the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund, will mean farmers and growers can more easily recycle or safely dispose of a wider range of on-farm waste such as agrichemicals, scrap metal, soft plastics and used oil.
Rural recycling programme Agrecovery will manage the project by offering one-stop-shop events where farmers and growers can drop off waste. The events will accept a wide variety of waste over and above what Agrecovery’s existing agrichemical scheme accepts.
The Minister says “This funding will enable the programme to offer a new one-stop-shop approach to allow farmers to drop off agrichemicals and their containers as well as other farm waste, including bulk fertiliser bags, used oil, scrap metal, silage/bailage wrap and other soft plastics at the same time.”