THE Poowong and District Landcare Group reminds farmers to dispose of their silage wrap responsibly.
Some may not realise that silage wrap is a recyclable product and must not be burned or buried. EPA fines apply. If it is dumped in waste skips, it ends up in landfill.
You need to shake the wrap free from debris, bundle it up and either put it into ‘Plasbac bags’, available from MGT Korumburra and Leongatha, or use the Bulka bags that many on-farm products come in. Net, twine, rope etc. is not acceptable.
Your local feed store and farm suppliers can get Plasbac bags for you, supplied by Tapex.
Silage wrap presented correctly is accepted free of charge at the following transfer stations: Drouin, Lardner, Koonwarra, Trafalgar, Neerim South, Erica and Foster.
This material is recycled in Melbourne and is the primary ingredient in timber replacement products.
Landcare is aware that an immense amount of plastic product is used on-farm. It can’t be avoided realistically. Let us all make a concerted effort to recycle as much as possible.
How to recycle silage wrap