Make your empties go another round with Agrecovery!

Don’t leave large drums and IBCs sitting empty on your property.
Agrecovery can collect them to re-use or recycle and it won’t cost you a thing.

Book a Collection


Drums/IBCs must be:

  • HDPE Plastic, 61 – 1,000 litres in size, with bung removed
  • Free from chemical residue and dirt inside and out, and left to dry after rinsing

Acceptance Criteria


Check participating brand owners

Only drums/IBCs from participating brand owners are free to recycle. Look for the Agrecovery logo on the drum or check our brand owner listing. Please leave the label on for identification.

Brand Owners


Drop-off your drums.

You can drop-off your drums for free at these locations.

Or book online for free on-property collection.

Your booking will be acknowledged by post or email.

If you aren’t already an Agrecovery member, you’ll need to register as a member – it’s free!

Book Online


Collections will take place on a quarterly basis across New Zealand.

Booking month Collection month*
November, December, January February
February, March, April May
May, June, July August
August, September, October November

Other Programmes

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LDPE Bag recycling

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Containers 0 – 60 litres

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Quick links

Helpful information to get you started with Drum and IBC recycling:

Participating Brand Owners

Click here to view our large drum participating brand owners.

Acceptance Criteria

Click here to read our acceptance criteria.

Make a Booking

Click here to make a booking.

Have a question?

Participating Brand Owners pay a fee to the Agrecovery Foundation to cover programme costs.

These can also be collected by Agrecovery, but a user-pays fee will apply at the time of booking.

Drums 61 – 210 litres: $30 + gst each

IBCs 500 or 1,000 litres: $80.00 + gst each

Better yet, switch to an Agrecovery brand or convince your supplier to get with the programme!

They are either returned to brand owners for re-use, or delivered to our recycling partners where they are either reconditioned or shredded for recycling, depending on type and condition.

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

Generally, but collections may take place earlier in the quarter.

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