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Farm Plastics Recycling

Farm Plastics Recycling
Recycling farm plastics has always been a challenge, but by working together with Solway Recycling and our customers, we have increased the amounts of farm plastic being recycled in the North of England..

2016 Prices
We have kept the same prices as last year except for the netting.

If you require a collection you can call Solway 01387 730666 to organise this. Please do give them plenty of notice and book it in as early as possible, even if you don’t want a collection till later in the year. This gives them time to organise collections properly saving time and money.

If you want to drop off your plastic, please call us on 01661 881630 before you bring your plastic over as we can sometimes be short of space, when there has been a few drop offs on the same day. Please take time to sort though and separate your plastics as all farm plastics will be checked for dirty, mixed or contaminated loads and either rejected or charged accordingly.

These types of waste will either charged extra or will not be accepted.

Mixed plastics in bags charged extra Different types of plastics not accepted
Tyres not accepted Bags not tied properly charged extra

On delivery of plastic we will issue a waste transfer note as proof of evidence your waste has been dropped into our site and is valid for two years. An invoice will also be raised straight away so you will know exactly what you are being charged for. A Recycling Certificate will be sent if required.

The best way to collect and store your plastics is to keep it separated, clean & dry. This helps to reduce the price as mixed or contaminated plastics will be charged extra, see notes below;-

  • Round bale wrap;- This can either be bagged into liners or large seed bags or dropped off loose in a trailer.
  • Silage sheeting, Crop cover, Poly tunnel cover;- Cut off in strips or smaller sections then tied in bundles (large unsorted bundles will not be accepted).
  • Fertiliser & seed bags; (please remove all fertiliser first), & pack into similar bag & tie off securely or tie ten bags together at the hoops. (a mixed handling charge will apply to loose bags)
  • Netting & string; pack separately in a large plastic liner or seed bag or similar & tie off securely.
  • Feed buckets with tops; Remove metal hoops, then stack together in a liner, seed bag or similar & tie off securely.
  • Chemical container drums; Must be triple rinsed out, tops removed, flattened, bagged & tie off securely.
  • Oil drums must be properly washed out with detergents so no traces of oil are left in the drums: the tops removed, then flattened, bagged & tied off.
  • Feed Bags; tie in bundles or pack in a large plastic or seed bag & tie off securely.

A retrospective mixed/contaminated handling charge system will be used in 2016.

NOTE. The mixed or contamination charge will apply if there is;

  • Mixed plastics in the liner or bags
  • Mixed loose plastics on the load
  • Loosely tied bags spilling out their contents
  • Mud or contamination in the load (see below)
  • Contamination in the liners or bags, may be rejected or charged retrospectively with an invoice later.

Full 2016 terms and conditions are available upon request.

There are several reasons why we should recycle farm plastics and not only to save money,

  • Reduce waste plastics going to landfill as there are less and less landfill sites available
  • Recycle farm plastics so they can be re-manufactured into useful longer life products
  • Prevent carcinogenic fumes from burning waste plastics
  • Save our world’s fossil fuel oil reserves as plastic is made up of 70% oil