The Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Scheme has been a successful initiative in recent years and it will be available at 10 sites again this autumn. The scheme is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Teagasc. And it has been made possible through the support of the stakeholder bodies.

The significant assistance provided by the environmental departments in the local authorities is highly acknowledged in this continuing success. However, it was farmers who ensured previous successes by taking a range of listed hazardous products from their stores for safe disposal. Such products have accumulated on many farms over the years and, in some cases, over a generation.