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Opportunity to get rid of potentially harmful agrichemicals


Opportunity to get rid of potentially harmful agrichemicals

Horowhenua farmers and growers are urged to make use of a subsidised programme to collect and dispose of unwanted agrichemicals.

Agrecovery offers farmers and growers the chance to safely dispose of potentially dangerous chemicals, with collections either free of charge or subsidised. However, they must book by Friday 27 June by phoning 0800 247 326 or visitingwww.agrecovery.co.nz/chemicals

Horowhenua District Council's Solid Waste Engineer Tony Parsons says it is an ideal opportunity and can avoid unwanted or expired chemicals being stored unnecessarily or disposed of irresponsibly.

Mr Parsons says such agrichemicals pose a safety risk by being left in sheds, or if they end up in waterways or on land.

Last year nearly 16,000 kilograms of agrichemicals were collected by Agrecovery in five regional collections throughout the country.

The programme focuses on horticultural, agricultural and veterinary chemicals, as well as animal health products. It does not include household or garden chemicals - for information on how to dispose of these, visit the Hazardous Substances page on Council's website www.horowhenua.govt.nz

To learn more about Agrecovery and its other rural recycling programmes, visit www.agrecovery.co.nz

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