Rural Recycling


Agrecovery is New Zealand’s solution for the safe disposal of unwanted agrichemicals, and the recycling of empty containers, drums and IBCs.

It’s your safe and sustainable alternative to burning or dumping these items, a practice now actively discouraged due to proven impacts on health and the environment. Agrecovery programmes are available to all farmers and growers, and other users of agrichemicals, biological, dairy hygiene and animal health products.

Check out our programmes to see how you can get involved.

Our Programmes


Free or subsidised
disposal for
unwanted chemicals
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Chemicals Quick Information


0L – 60L

Don’t burn or dump
It’s free to recycle!
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61L – 1000L

Free on-property
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Why recycle?

What is the Agrecovery Programme?

Agrecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust set up by the primary industry to provide a sustainable solution for agrichemicals and their packaging.
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What’s wrong with burying and burning?

Nothing stays buried forever. Burying and burning negatively impacts on your property 
and health, and on the wider environment.
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What happens to my waste?

Agrecovery aims to recycle or dispose of product within New Zealand as far as possible. Find out what becomes of the products we collect.

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Agrecovery champions

Don’t take our word for it – see what other farmers and growers across NZ say about how easy it is to recycle with Agrecovery.


See how it works

Check out some quick video guides with helpful info on getting started with Agrecovery.

News and Views

The Granulator

3R Group, programme managers for Agrecovery, are proud to announce the arrival of their latest plastic processing unit, affectionately known as “The Granulator”. (Say it like Arnie would…) 3R has ...

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