Container Recycling

Don’t burn or dump – it’s free to recycle!

Agrecovery provides free recycling for plastic containers from over 3000 of the most common ag-chem, animal health and dairy hygiene products sold into the New Zealand market.

So let’s make burning and dumping a thing of the past!

1. Prepare your containers

Containers must be:

  • Plastic, 0-60 litres in size, with lid removed
  • Free from chemical residue and dirt inside and out – triple rinsing is recommended and the container must be well drained

2. Check participating brand owners

Only containers from participating brand owners are free to recycle. Look for the Agrecovery logo on the pack or check our brand owner listing. Please leave the label on for identification at the collection site.

Brand Owners

3. Find your local collection site

There are over 75 collection sites nationwide, plus collection events in areas without a permanent site.

Large users (300+ containers) can request on-property collection.

Sites and Events

4. Take your containers to site

All containers are inspected before they can be accepted to ensure the health and safety of site and processing staff, and to ensure plastic is not contaminated for recycling.

  • How is container recycling funded? Participating Brand Owners pay a levy to the Agrecovery Foundation based on their sales volume into the NZ market. Combined levy funds are used to cover all programme costs, enabling free access to farmers and growers.
  • What should I do with containers from non-participating brand owners? User-pays stickers can be purchased from Agrecovery and applied to containers from non-brand owners prior to recycling.  Better yet, switch to an Agrecovery brand, or convince your supplier to get with the programme!
  • What happens to my containers? Containers are recycled here in New Zealand into safe end uses, predominantly underground cable cover.
  • Is this a government accredited programme? Agrecovery Containers is accredited by the Minister for the Environment as a Product Stewardship Programme under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Read the Accreditation Summary.
  • Can I get proof of my recycling for audit reports? You can download recycling reports through the Members Section of the website.

Containers – participating brand owners

Agrisource

Agrecovery Brand Owners Agritrade

Agrecovery Brand Owners Agronica

Agrecovery Brand Owners Alleva

Agrecovery Brand Owners BASF

Agrecovery Brand Owners Bayer

Agrecovery Brand Owners Bell Booth

Agrecovery Brand Owners BioAg

Agrecovery Brand Owners Bio Marinus

Agrecovery Brand Owners Bio Start

Agrecovery Brand Owners Chemargo

Agrecovery Brand Owners Coopers

Agrecovery Brand Owners Country Mile

Agrecovery Brand Owners Desangosse

Agrecovery Brand Owners Deosan

Agrecovery Brand Owners De Lava

Agrecovery Brand Owners Donaghys

Agrecovery Brand Owners Do Agro

Agrecovery Brand Owners Du Pont

Agrecovery Brand Owners Elanco

Agrecovery Brand Owners Etec

Agrecovery Brand Owners Farm Guard

Agrecovery Brand Owners Fil Gea

Agrecovery Brand Owners FMC

Agrecovery Brand Owners Fruitfed

Agrecovery Brand Owners Grevillia

Agrecovery Brand Owners Global Agrichem

Agrecovery Brand Owners Grochem

Agrecovery Brand Owners Gro Logic

Agrecovery Brand Owners Grosafe

Agrecovery Brand Owners Henry ManuFact

Agrecovery Brand Owners Hortigro

Agrecovery Brand Owners HortiCentre

Agrecovery Brand Owners Kenson NZ

Agrecovery Brand Owners Key Industries

Agrecovery Brand Owners Mantissa

Agrecovery Brand Owners Merial Ancare

Agrecovery Brand Owners Novartis

Agrecovery Brand Owners Nufarm

Agrecovery Brand Owners Nutrimol

Agrecovery Brand Owners Omnia

Agrecovery Brand Owners Orion

Agrecovery Brand Owners Oro Agri

Agrecovery Brand Owners Pacificag

Agrecovery Brand Owners Pacifichort

Agrecovery Brand Owners Pacific Biofert

Agrecovery Brand Owners Pfizer

Agrecovery Brand Owners PGG Wrightson

Agrecovery Brand Owners Post Harvest

Agrecovery Brand Owners Pro-Active

Agrecovery Brand Owners PruneTec

Agrecovery Brand Owners Ravensdown

Agrecovery Brand Owners RenovoTech

Agrecovery Brand Owners Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Agrecovery Brand Owners SST

Agrecovery Brand Owners Seasol

Agrecovery Brand Owners Sinochem

Agrecovery Brand Owners Styx Mill

Agrecovery Brand Owners Synergy

Agrecovery Brand Owners Syngenta

Agrecovery Brand Owners Terranova

Agrecovery Brand Owners Valagro

Agrecovery Brand Owners Venco

Agrecovery Brand Owners Vetmed

Agrecovery Brand Owners Victorian Chemicals

Agrecovery Brand Owners Yara

Agrecovery Brand Owners Zeleam

Agrecovery Brand Owners Zoetis

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