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UK farmers given opportunity to dispose of unwanted pesticides and chemicals

This March, farmers across the Midlands can anonymously dispose of unwanted pesticides and farm chemicals via Severn Trent’s Pesticide Amnesty scheme.

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UK farmers given opportunity to dispose of unwanted pesticides and chemicals

Jodie Rettino, Severn Trent catchment and biodiversity lead, explains: “We are 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.”

 

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.


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Those in qualifying catchments need to contact the Severn Trent disposal partner, Chemclear, between 1 and 31 March 2019, to arrange a suitable collection time after these dates.

 

Farmers can check if they qualify for the scheme by talking to their Severn Trent agricultural advisor or visiting www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/environment/catchment-management/are-you-in-a-priority-catchment-/.

 

To arrange collection contact: chemclearltdamnesty@gmail.com or 07436 077304.

 

You will need the following information at hand:

  • Catchment name and code (see table below)
  • Product name
  • Active ingredient and concentration
  • Weight or volume of product in containers
  • Collection address, two contact phone numbers and an email address
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