A FREE recycling programme for your plastic agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers!
Step 1 : Prepare your containers
Containers must meet Agrecovery Acceptance Criteria, including:
- Empty and triple rinsed
- Free from residue inside and out
- Plastic up to and including 60 litres in size
- Label left on for identification
Products belonging to our participating brand owners can be recycled for FREE.
Containers from non-participating brand owners can be submitted for recycling with a "User Pays Sticker". Click here for more information.
Have you got plastic or steel drums from 61 - 1000 litres? Take a look at the Agrecovery Drum programme
Step 2 : Locate your local collection site
There is an extensive network of Container collection sites located across NZ. Click the "Collection Site" button to view our site maps.
Step 3 : Drop off and inspection
All containers are inspected before acceptance. This ensures your safety and that of those operating the programme.
We'll also give you a collection receipt to prove you've recycled your containers through Agrecovery.
Don’t burn or dump... Recycle with Agrecovery!
Download the brochure
Click on brochure button (right) to download the Container recycling brochure
What happens to my containers?
Your containers are recycled right here in New Zealand into a safe end use product, in this case underground cable covers. You can see what happens to your containers here
Containers from non-participating brand owners can be accepted for recycling with a "User Pays Sticker".
- One sticker is required per 10 litre container (two stickers required for a 20l container, one sticker required for 2 x 5l containers, etc.)
- Stickers cost $2.00 + GST each and must be pre-purchased from the Agrecovery Shop
- Containers with User Pays sticker must still met standard acceptance criteria (empty, triple rinsed, clean, etc).
- User Pays stickers are NOT required for containers from participating brand owners
MfE Product Stewardship Scheme Accreditation
Agrecovery's container and chemicals programmes are accredited by the Minister for the Environment as Product Stewardship Programmes under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. For the accreditation summary click here.
Find your local collection sites
Who are the Agrecovery participating brand owners?
Need proof of your recycling activity?
Need help with Triple Rinsing?
To view Agrecovery Terms and Conditions click here.