With Gypsy Day just three weeks away, Agrecovery is encouraging all farmers and sharemilkers leaving their current farm to clear up any recyclable on-farm plastic containers and unused or unwanted agrichemicals now ahead of the big move.

1 June has become known as Gypsy Day for hundreds of farmers and sharemilkers as dairy farms change ownership, and families move their households, equipment and cattle to new properties.

“The next few weeks are a very busy time on New Zealand’s farming calendar. We’re asking everyone who is moving to take a quick look around their property and shed now for any empty containers, drums and unwanted agrichemicals and get it to us so it’s not left as a problem for the new farmers and sharemilkers to deal with,” says Duncan Scotland, Programme Manager for Agrecovery.

Empty chemical containers can be taken to any of Agrecovery’s 70 collection sites during their opening hours where it is free to recycle containers from over 55 participating brand owners.

Book collections for drums and unwanted chemicals so they can be collected the next time Agrecovery is in your region. Once the booking has been made, it should be identified as booked for the new owner and left it in a dry and sheltered place such as in or near the farm shed.

Below is a checklist of what to do. Alternatively, call Agrecovery on 0800 AGRECOVERY (247 326) or email info@agrecovery.co.nz.