Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Days 2017
October 23, 2017
Farmers: Do you have battery, lighting & electronic waste? Recycle these items at one of the farm hazardous waste collection days near you during October & November 2017.
The 2017 Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Days will take place during October and November at locations throughout Ireland. WEEE Ireland are delighted to partner in this great initiative organised by Teagasc, the EPA, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Communications, Climate & Environment.
Over the past 4 years almost 7,000 farmers have attended the hazardous waste collection days and over 800 tonnes of hazardous waste has been processed. Dr Shane Colgan Senior Scientific Officer, EPA,commented on the importance of the collections “The EPA is pleased to support this scheme again in 2017. The safe disposal of these hazardous substances significantly reduces the risk of damage to our plants, wildlife & water; and also protects the health of farm families and their neighbours.”
While Tim Hyde, Teagasc Environmental Specialist, commented on the benefits from a farmers’ perspective “This initiative is an excellent opportunity for farmers to safely dispose of their farm hazardous waste and at an extremely competitive rate. I would encourage all farmers to bring their farm hazardous wastes to one of the ten locations, where it will be collected and processed in a safe and environmentally sound manner. These collection
days provide an opportunity for farmers to dispose of materials that may be harmful to humans and animals, and also to ensure compliance with DAFM Cross Compliance and Bord Bia Inspections”
The collection centres will open from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day.