Farm­lands re­cy­cling

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY -

Farm­lands Pu­taruru is sup­port­ing the push for sus­tain­abil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal best prac­tice with the open­ing of an Agre­cov­ery con­tainer col­lec­tion site at their Taupo St store.

Lo­cal farm­ers, grow­ers, con­trac­tors and golf cour­ses can make the most of this re­cy­cling pro­gramme at the site which will ac­cept plas­tic con­tain­ers on Mon­days to Fri­days, from 8am till 4pm. Empty trip­lerinsed con­tain­ers, from 1 to 60 litres in size, from 57 brand own­ers of agri­chem­i­cal, bi­o­log­i­cal, an­i­mal health and dairy hy­giene prod­ucts can be re­cy­cled free.

Us­ing the Agre­cov­ery pro­gramme for prod­ucts be­long­ing to the 57 brand own­ers is manda­tory for New Zealand GAP ac­cred­i­ta­tion, the pro­duce in­dus­try’s qual­ity as­sur­ance pro­gramme.

NZ GAP is recog­nised by all of New Zealand’s lead­ing su­per­mar­kets and buy­ers, and pro­vides a trace­able, ac­count­able sys­tem from crop to cus­tomer for the pro­duc­tion of fruit, veg­eta­bles, arable crops and olives.

Farm­lands gen­eral man­ager of op­er­a­tions Ge­off Tay­lor is pleased to in­crease sup­port for Agre­cov­ery as more and more farm­ers and grow­ers get in­volved with the pro­gramme.

‘‘It’s good to be able to of­fer this valu­able ser­vice through our stores, both to our share­hold­ers and the wider ru­ral community,’’ Mr Tay­lor said.

The col­lected con­tain­ers are shred­ded by a mo­bile pro­cess­ing truck and pro­cessed into un­der­ground elec­tri­cal ca­ble cov­ers in New Zealand.

The Agre­cov­ery col­lec­tion site is at Farm­lands, 35 Taupo St, Pu­taruru.

All con­tain­ers will be in­spected be­fore be­ing ac­cepted. Only con­tain­ers be­long­ing to the 57 par­tic­i­pat­ing brand own­ers are free to re­cy­cle.

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