Farm hazardous waste collection event to go ahead in storm-hit area

It has been confirmed that the farm hazardous waste collection event in Bandon, Co. Cork, will go ahead tomorrow (October 18) as planned.

The collection event scheduled for the Bandon Recycling Centre will open from 9:30am and it will run until 3:30pm that evening.

These opening times will apply to the nine other collection events scheduled to take place across the country over the coming weeks.

Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and Teagasc, the campaign gives farmers the opportunity to clear out a range of listed hazardous products that have accumulated on their farms over the years.

Locations of farm hazardous waste collection centres:
  • Bandon Recycling Centre – Wednesday, October 18;
  • Nenagh Mart – Wednesday, October 25;
  • Enniscorthy Mart – Friday, October 27;
  • Listowel Mart – Saturday, November 4;
  • Kilkenny Mart, Cillin Hill – Wednesday, November 8;
  • Cahir Mart – Tuesday, November 14;
  • Mayo-Sligo Co-operative Mart, Ballina – Friday, November 17;
  • Tullamore Mart – Tuesday, November 21;
  • Athenry Mart – Friday, November 24;
  • Kells Recycling Centre – Tuesday, November 28.

Those planning to visit the collection centre in Bandon are advised to take some time to plan their journeys.

The road network in Co. Cork has been seriously affected by ex-hurricane Ophelia, with countless trees, telephone poles and electricity lines blown down across the country.

The Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Campaign has been running for the past four years, with a total of 36 sites organised in that timeframe.

Over 7,000 farmers have availed of the scheme since its inception, disposing of 800t of hazardous waste in the process.

Full details of the different price lists are available online, as well as protocol farmers should follow before arriving at the collection centre to make the process as efficient as possible.

Farmers are reminded that farm plastics such as: silage wrap; fertiliser and feed bags; netting and twine; as well as clean (triple-rinsed) empty pesticide and dairy hygiene containers will not be accepted at the event.