What’s New

Ru­ral re­cy­cling pro­gramme Agre­cov­ery of­fers a com­plete and sus­tain­able lo­cal re­cy­cling so­lu­tion for empty agri­chem­i­cal con­tain­ers and drums.

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As spring is well and truly upon us and agri­chem­i­cal con­tain­ers start pil­ing up, re­mem­ber that by re­cy­cling with Agre­cov­ery, you are sup­port­ing a 100 per­cent lo­cal so­lu­tion for plas­tic waste.

Our pro­gramme re­cy­cles and re­pur­poses all of the plas­tic we col­lect right here in New Zealand - demon­strat­ing prod­uct ste­ward­ship suc­cess. This means that farm­ers and grow­ers can rest as­sured that they are sup­port­ing a lo­cal and sus­tain­able so­lu­tion.

Our Auck­land-based provider, Astron Plas­tics, turns the plas­tic into use­ful prod­ucts for New Zealan­ders. Last year, 308 tonnes of plas­tic was re­cy­cled through our pro­gramme. That’s enough plas­tic to make 260 kilo­me­tres of un­der­ground ca­ble cover.

This means we aren’t re­ly­ing on other coun­tries to take the plas­tic off our hands.We’re in­volved from the time the prod­uct is man­u­fac­tured to find­ing ways for the rigid plas­tic to be use­ful again. Don’t bury it, burn it or waste it! Bring your agri­chem­i­cal con­tain­ers to one of our 80 sites and make them go an­other round.


We visit large-scale farms and or­chards across the coun­try. If you have drums over 60 litres in size - or if you have more than 300 smaller con­tain­ers - we’ll come to you.

Un­wanted or ex­pired agri­chem­i­cals

We have sus­tain­able so­lu­tions for clear­ing these as well.


All prod­ucts from par­tic­i­pat­ing brand own­ers can be re­cov­ered through Agre­cov­ery for FREE.

Plas­tic con­tain­ers must be triple-rinsed prior to be­ing ac­cepted for re­cy­cling.

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