Monthly ArchivesOctober 2011

New Drum recovery programme standard

Avoiding accidents with agrichemicals is high on the agenda with a new drum recovery programme launched by Agrecovery Rural Recycling. The Agrecovery Drum programme offers farmers and growers around the country free on property collection for plastic or steel drums from 61 - 1000 litres in size. Drums must be empty and triple rinsed. The programme follows international best practice ensuring that drums are returned to the manufacturer or reconditioned through an approved contractor. Those that have reached the end of their useful life will be appropriately recycled; a process certified by Agrecovery’s recycling partners. Duncan Scotland, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Agrecovery programme, says “There is a real cottage industry in New Zealand with drums collected by “drum runners”. These ...

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