2021 Disposal Scheme
Following its success in 2019 and 2020 we are relaunching 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farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters and other land managers the opportunity to safely disposal of any unwanted, out of date or unlicensed pesticides and herbicides for free.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
You can register for updates by clicking here. We will send you an email once the scheme opens for registrations.
Register for updates by clicking here, we will then email you once the scheme opens for registrations.
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. 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;
- River Teme
- River Dee
- River Wye
We will accept:
- Herbicide / Weed Killer
- Sheep Dip
- Insecticide Sprays
- Slug Pellets
- Fungicide Sprays
We will not accept:
- Veterinary Medications
- Waste Oil
- Farm Yard 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 with information with anyone.