Agrecovery services are up and running for regions at Alert Level 2 of the government’s response to COVID-19 – with extra measures in place to ensure that this can be done safely.

For regions at alert level 3  – Agrecovery services are on hold

Sites in regions at Alert Level 2

A quick guide for recycling at Alert Level 2 demonstrates how container drop-offs at collection sites will be managed.

Key points to note are:

  • Contact your local collection site ahead of time to see if specific check-in procedures are required.
  • Scan the site’s QR Code on arrival.
  • Wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times during the drop-off and inspection process.
  • If you are unwell, please stay at home.

Make sure you read our guidance on dropping off containers to sites during Alert Level 2.

Keep triple-rinsing containers

Make sure you are triple-rinsing containers correctly, see:

On-farm collections for regions in Alert Level 2

Call us for an on-farm collection if you have:

  • four or more empty drums over 60 litres size; or
  • 300 or more agrichemical containers, from participating brands

Your health is of the utmost importance to us, and we all need to ensure any pick-ups are contactless. Our driver will have Personal Protective Equipment and will log details of the collection.

Alert Level 3

Agrecovery recycling services on hold

At Alert Level 3, all Agrecovery services remain on hold.

We’re here to help

Any questions about rural recycling can be sent to or call our 0800 number (0800 247 326).

We are working hard to get services running as soon as it is safe to do so. We will update you with any developments as they happen.

Stay safe and look after yourselves.

The Agrecovery Team