2021 Disposal Scheme
Following its success in 2019 and 2020 we have relaunched our Free and Confidential Pesticide Disposal Scheme in 2021. This scheme is part of our PestSmart project and offers farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters, and other land managers the opportunity to safely disposal of any unwanted, out of date or unlicensed pesticides and herbicides for free.
By providing this disposal scheme across Wales and in Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Drinking water catchment areas in England, we worked with land managers to safeguard raw water quality before it reaches our water treatment works.
Pesticide disposal scheme
The registration window is open from 1st April – 31st May 2021. You can register online by clicking here or by giving us a call on 01443 452716.
Register for updates by clicking here or by giving us a call on 01443 452716.
We may have to email you back or call you back to confirm if you’re eligible by asking you some simple questions.
- Transferring your details
Once we’ve confirmed you’re eligible, we will pass your details on to our third-party contractor to ensure your confidentiality.
Our contractor, Chemastic Ltd, will ask you what you want to dispose of how much you have and will arrange a collection date. Without this information, Chemastic Ltd will be unable to proceed with collection.
They will let you know if they need any further information from you and will answer any questions you may have.
Chemastic Ltd is a hazardous waste disposal contractor.
Chemicals MUST stay in their original containers so we know what they are. Don’t worry if this means you have lots of containers with only small amounts. Our contractor will advise you how best to store your chemicals until they are collected.
There is a maximum limit of 30 litres or 30 kilograms per collection. Our contractor will take more but there will be a small charge per litre/kilogram. Additional substances will need to be agreed with the contractor prior to collection.
The 2021 disposal scheme is only available to the following;
- Farmers & Growers
- Land managers
The scheme is not available to the following;
- Commercial firms engaged in pest control
- Commercial firms engaged in ground maintenance
- Local authorities
- Commercial firms engaged in waste disposal
The disposal scheme is available throughout Wales and our drinking water catchments in England – this map highlights the eligible areas. If you’re unsure if you’re in a drinking water catchment, give us a call on 01443 452716 and we’ll be happy to help.
We will accept:
- Herbicide / Weed Killer
- Sheep Dip
- Insecticide Sprays
- Slug Pellets
- Fungicide Sprays
We will not accept
- Veterinary Medications
- Waste Oil
- Farmyard Effluent
- Household Pesticides and Waste
This is a completely confidential scheme – only the contractor will know what has been collected from your farm or land. They will not share this information with anyone.
Full terms and conditions are available here