Recycling more farm plastics

June 25th, 2015 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

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IFFPG, the national farm plastics recycling scheme, is providing over 220 bring-centre locations nationwide this year, where farmers can recycle the full range of farm plastics.

Farmers are advised to bring their silage plastics in loose as usual to the bring-centres. The rate this year for silage plastics is €12 per half tonne with the label code. This represents the most cost-efficient recycling service.

In County Cork, IFFPG will conduct 24 bring-centres spread right across the county. Nearly 5,000 farmers recycled plastic at these bring-centres and almost 4,000 tonnes of farm plastic was collected last year. A full list of our bring-centres every year is on the website or alternatively you can LoCall 1890 300 444.

In addition to silage plastics, IFFPG, in partnership with Farm Plastics Recycling, is also collecting other farm waste plastics.

These plastics include:

· small fertilizer and feed bags, bulk bag Liners

· bulk fertilizer and feed bags (Liners to be removed),

· chemical containers (triple-rinsed)

· Netting and twine.

In order to avail of this service, farmers should segregate plastics into the various categories mentioned into used bulk bags. The recycling fee per bag at the bring-centre is €15 per bulk fertilizer-sized bag.

In 2014, IFFPG collected and recycled over 25,000 tonnes of farm plastics.

IFFPG is confident that 2015 will be another very successful year, in terms of service to farmers and recycling rates.

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