Bring centres for hazardous farm waste will be set up across the country over the coming weeks by thr Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA has teamed up with Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Local Authorities, WEEE Ireland, European Recycling Platform (ERP) and RILTA Environmental Ltd to operate ten bring centres across the country.

The pilot scheme will give farmers the opportunity to dispose of their hazardous wastes in a manner that protects human health, livestock and the environment.

Out of date pesticides and biocides; veterinary medicines and animal healthcare wastes; needles and syringes; waste paints; aerosols; corrosives (acids; detergents); oil and air filters; oily wastes; brake fluids; brake pads; antifreeze; adhesives and coolants will be accepted at a cost of €2/kg plus VAT of 13.5%.

Waste packaging such as, plastic and/or metal containers that are contaminatedwith hazardous materials will be accepted at €8 per 200l drum or €4 per 20/25 l drum.

Waste engine oil and waste hydraulic oil (do not mix with vegetable oil); Waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) (e.g., TVs, computers, fridges, freezers, power tools, kettles); all batteries and light bulbs will all be accepted free of charge.

Each waste type must be clearly identifiable, segregated and packaged to avoid leaks. Mixed wastes; farm plastics such as silage wrap, fertiliser and feed bags; netting; and triple rinsed pesticide containers will all not be accepted. All needles and syringes should be delivered to the centres in separate sealed containers.

Farmers will be issued with a certificate of transfer of control of waste.

The centres will be open from 9.30am-3.30pm in the following locations on the following dates:

  • Cillin Hill Mart, Co Kilkenny, Wednesday, 29 October
  • Tullamore Mart, Co Offaly, Friday, 31 October
  • Whites Agri, Lusk, Co Dublin, Tuesday, 4 November
  • Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co Cavan, Thursday, 6 November
  • Raphoe Mart, Co Donegal, Tuesday, 11 November
  • Balla Mart, Co Mayo, Wednesday, 12 November
  • Dungarvan Mart, Co Waterford, Tuesday, 18 November
  • Kanturk Mart, Co Cork, Thursday, 20 November
  • Abbeyfeale Mart, Co Limerick, Tuesday, 25 November
  • Enniscorthy Mart, Co Wexford, Thursday, 27 November