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A farm plastics recovery scheme was established to increase the recycling of farm plastics waste (silage bale wrap and sheeting). There are obligations on manufacturers and suppliers in relation to the collection and recovery of farm plastics placed on the market. A producer/supplier of farm plastics has the choice of either complying with the regulations directly or alternatively participating in the approved scheme. The scheme is operated by the Irish Farm Films Producers Group (IFFPG). For further information see Farm Plastics or Local 1890 300 444.

Irish Farm Film Producers Group Ltd (IFFPG)

IFFPG is Ireland's only government licensed recycling compliance scheme, responsible for providing an efficient and cost effective farm plastics recycling service to farmers nationwide.  IFFPC collects both at the farmyard and at bring-centres.  The Scheme is "not for profit" and funded through a levy that is charged on all silage plastic that members place on the market, as well as a weight based collection fee charged to farmers. For more information see Farm Plastics


Farm Plastics Collection in Westmeath 2018


Bring Bank Centres are:

Milltown Sean Doolin Park, Rathconrath         18th April (10-6 p.m.)
Whitehall, Ringtown GAA 20th April (10-6 p.m.)
Delvin Mart 21st April (9-5 p.m.)
Athlone, Gaffney's Farm Moydrum 23rd April (9-5 p.m.)
Moate Agri Supplies, Dublin Road 24th April (9-5 p.m.)
Ballinagore GAA 26th April (9-5 p.m.)
Rochfortbridge, Ex-Ascon Site, Rhode Road 27th April (9-5 p.m.)
The Downs, Drummonds Flynn's Agri 28th April (9-5 p.m.


 Charges are:

•    Silage plastic (Bale wrap and sheeting)
€15 per half silage plastic (Loose) with suppliers label code (6 digit code).

•    Netting and Twine – Must be bagged in large half tonne fert/feed bag
Cost is €5 per bag.

•    Chemical drums – Must be triple rinsed and bagged in large half tonne bag.
Cost is €10 per bag.

•    Small Fert & Feed Bags & Bulk bag liners  – Must be bagged in large half tonne fert/feed bag.
Cost is €10 per bag.

•    Large half tonne Bags (No liners attached) - Must be bagged in large half tonne fert/feed bag.
Cost is €10 per bag.

For those who can’t make the open days, please contact 1890 300 444 to register for a farm yard collection.
Only €40 per half tonne silage plastic with label code