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

Agrecovery provides free recycling for HDPE 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!

Book a Collection


Prepare your containers

Containers must be:

  • HDPE 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

Acceptance criteria


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


Find your local collection site

There are over 160 collection sites nationwide, plus collection events in areas without a permanent site.

Large users (500+ containers) can request on-property collection subject to property accessibility.

Sites and events


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.

If you aren’t already an Agrecovery member, you’ll need to register as a member in order to recycle your containers – it’s free and easy! Just click the link below to register.

Register as an Agrecovery member

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LDPE Bag recycling

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Drums 61 – 1,000 litres

Quick links

Helpful information to get you started with Container recycling:

Triple Rinsing Guide

For more info, click here to download our triple rinsing guide.

Participating Brand Owners

Click here to see all container participating brand owners.

Sites and Events

Click here to find out your local collection site.

Acceptance Criteria

Click here to read about our acceptance criteria.

Have a question?

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.

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!

Containers are recycled here in New Zealand into safe end uses, predominantly underground cable cover.

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.

You can download recycling reports through the Members Section of the website.

A guide to downloading your Activity Report can be found here.

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