Farmers will once again have the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous waste, with 10 collection points operating for one day in October and November. This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-led initiative began in 2013.

Hazardous waste includes waste engine oils and filters, pesticide residues and out-of-date pesticides and veterinary medicines. The option to safely dispose of these potentially dangerous substances is important from a farm safety perspective as it removes any potential pollution risks associated with accidental spillage or usage.