The NI Farm Waste Compliance Scheme in conjunction with your business, will ensure the safe and secure recycling or disposal of your farm waste.
In line with the waste hierarchy, our initial consultation will always encourage the prevention of farm waste in the first instance. (Prevention examples could include the change to bulk feed from individual plastic packs)
Farm plastic that cannot be prevented, can be collected for recycling. Recycling is the preferred option to disposal. (Recycling examples could include the triple rinsing of chemical drums, so that they can be recycled rather than needing to be disposed of as hazardous waste) Please visit our recycling pages for further information.
Finally, a small amount of farm waste cannot be prevented or recycled. Part of this is classified as hazardous waste, and can be collected and treated for disposal. This is mainly in the form of empty veterinary treatment packs, sharps, syringes, aerosol cans or contaminated PPE. Please visit our veterinary treatment waste page for further information.