Opportunity to dispose of pesticides for free - extended time
Our pesticide amnesty has been extended until 8th April 2019!
This March and now into April, farmers across the Midlands can anonymously dispose of unwanted pesticides and farm chemicals via our Pesticide Amnesty scheme.
Jodie Rettino, catchment and biodiversity lead, explains: “We’re aware that many farm chemical stores contain unwanted products that can be difficult or costly to dispose of, so we hope this service will help farmers while minimising the risk or water contamination. Up to 75l of pesticides that have either been banned, or have passed their expiry date, can be safely disposed of from a holding, on a first-come first-served basis.
”Farmers can check if they qualify for the scheme by talking to their Severn Trent agricultural advisor or checking here.
Those in qualifying catchments simply need to contact the Severn Trent disposal partner, Chemclear, between 1March and 8 April 2019, to arrange a suitable collection time after these dates. The contact details are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07483 6077304.
When you email or call, you’ll need to have the following information close to hand:Catchment name and code (see table below)Product nameActive ingredient and concentrationWeight or volume of product in containersCollection address, two contact phone numbers and an email address.
| Catchment codes
|Shropshire Middle Severn||09|
|Notts BHs (Boughton, Rufford,
Bestwood, Amen Corner, Budby)
Jodie stresses that all farms participating in the scheme will have their identity and location protected.
“This initiative gives farmers the chance to review their stores and minimise the chance of pollution to the environment and ultimately water contamination” she says.