Thursday, May 19, 2022

Canterbury farmers urged to return excess agrichemicals

Canterbury farmers and growers are being urged to make use of a subsidised programme to return their unwanted or expired agrichemicals.

Canterbury farmers and growers are being urged to make use of a subsidised programme to return their unwanted or expired agrichemicals.

Throughout June, Agrecovery is running several chemical recovery events in the Canterbury region. 

With free or subsidised recovery and disposal of more than 3000 products, the programme provides the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous chemicals.

Agrecovery chief executive Tony Wilson says the agrichemical recovery programme is a crucial part of the work Agrecovery does to ensure the safety of the environment and the future of the agriculture and horticulture industries.

“These are chemicals that could pose a safety risk by being left in sheds,” Wilson says. 

“Recovering old legacy or unwanted chemicals ensures they don’t end up in landfills or in our waterways. We want to see farmers and growers book safe disposal to alleviate any potential safety risk.”

Bookings for the June Canterbury events are essential. Farmers, growers, and contractors can log their unwanted and expired chemicals for collection with Agrecovery by registering at agrecovery.co.nz or calling 0800 247 326.

Bookings close May 27. 

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