Recycling silage wrap has pay-off
Matamata-Piako District Council along with Federated Farmers and local industry are running a silage wrap recycling competition aimed at benefiting primary schools and farmers in the district.
While the competition is already under way, it’s not too late for schools and farmers to sign up.
The competition is designed to encourage the recycling of silage wrap as an alternative to dumping or burning it.
Schools sign up to be a part of the competition then ask farmers to recycle their silage wrap which will gain points for the school. Schools do not collect the silage wrap; all they need to do is encourage farmers to sign up to one of the schemes.
There are prizes up for grabs and schools receive a $ 200 donation for signing up.
All farmers need to do is sign up to one of the silage wrap recycling schemes and nominate which school they would like to support. The two schemes in the district are Plasback and Agrecovery:
Agrecovery www.agrecovery. co.nz 0800 AGRECOVERY or visit PGG Wrightson Tatanui.
Plasback www.plasback.co.nz or contact Slattery Contracting, Matamata who are the local organisers of this scheme on 888-8647.
The competition runs until August when the winning schools will be announced.
Schools need to contact council if they wish to register for the competition on (07) 884 0060.
Farmers need to contact Agrecovery or Plasback directly for more information on the silage wrap recycling schemes.