Agricultural Waste

Burying and burning your agricultural waste can negatively impact your property and health, and the wider environment.

Manawatu District Council recommends considering the alternatives below when dealing with your agricultural waste.

Plastic Waste

Plasback is a private company accredited by the Ministry for The Environment under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

You can purchase specialty bags that hold balewrap and silage wrap from agricultural supply companies, following which a phone call is made to Plasback to arrange for collection. Note: Collection and disposal services are included in the cost of the bag.

Former New Zealand international rugby player Richard Loe features in a video about Plasbackclick here to watch.

Click here to view a brochure showing what you can recycle (880KB pdf).

The collected plastic is then recycled into a product called ‘Tuff Board’ and into a underground cable protector. Click here for more info and contact details.


A number of different options are available for safely disposing of agricultural chemicals.

3R has annual council subsidised collections of various banned agrichemicals such as DDT and Dieldrin, Lindane, Chlordane (POPs). Other specific unwanted chemicals can also be collected for a fee. Click here for further details and contact info.

Agrecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust, funded by brand owners of agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene products. Some chemicals are free for disposal and collection, others are subsidised. Click here for more information about chemical collection.

Agrecovery also provides free drop-off for participating brands of used agrichemical containers at sites located throughout NZ - Feilding's collection site is at PGG Wrightson, 18 Manchester Street, Feilding. Containers must be triple rinsed with lids off.

Click here to view which brands (385KB pdf), or click here for more information.