Fertiliser bag recycling

Recycling scheme for used sugarcane fertiliser bags

CANEGROWERS is proud to support a recycling program for sugarcane fertiliser bags.
Collection points are available in most cane growing districts.

After a very successful trial which started in September 2015, Farm Waste Recovery again has the support of the Queensland Government, councils, CANEGROWERS and manufacturers Incitec Pivot and Impact Fertiliser to gather up empty bags that could become a waste hazard in the environment.

By collecting the bags, they become a useful resource. Last year 217 tonnes of packaging was collected which was enough to make 1,200 park benches and similar products.

There are three opportunities to get rid of your empty fertiliser bags:

  • Council depots (check with your local council for locations)
  • Fertiliser resellers (most will accept your bags back and the scheme will pick them up from there)
  • On farm collection (if you have a big volume, someone can come and collect them)

For more information, call 0499 053 255.