1.Who is IFFPG?
IFFPG is the sole national farm plastics recycling scheme in Ireland. As such we offer cost effective compliance to our members and a comprehensive recycling service to farmers nationwide.
2.What does IFFPG recycle?
IFFPG recycles silage wrap and pit covers, while our sister company Farm Plastics Recycling Ltd., recycles fertiliser and meal bags, drums and netting.
3.How can I recycle my farm plastics?
You can recycle your farm plastics by bringing them to one of our bring-centres (bring-centre calendar) or by requesting a farmyard collection.
4.How much does it cost to recycle?
Farmers are charged for silage plastics by weight at collections. The collection charges that apply at bring-centres and farmyards in 2017 are as follows:
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The label code is received by farmers from retailers when they purchase farm film which has the recycling levy applied and entitles farmers to significantly reduced rates at collections. 500 kg of farmer plastics waste equates to approximately 200-2550 wraps. In the case of non-silage plastics (fertiliser & meal bags, drums & Netting), farmers are charged €15 per 500 kg bag of material. It is recommended that old bulk fertiliser bags are used to store and present non-silage plastics.
5.How should I present my farm plastics for recycling?
Farmers should present their silage plastics loose, clean and dry for recycling (link to video). In the case of non-silage plastics (fertiliser & meal bags, drums & Netting), they should be segregated by plastic type, bagged and presented for recycling. In the case of bulk fertiliser bags it is very important that the inner liners are removed and bagged separately, while in the case of drums it is essential that they are triple rinsed (link to video).
6.How can I pay for farm plastics recycling?
You can pay by cash or cheque. In the case of booking a farmyard collection on-line, you can pay by credit card. A receipt docket will be issued to you in all cases where payment is received.
7.What is the label code?
The label code is a 6 digit code given by retailers to farmers when they purchase farm film which has the recycling levy applied. A valid label code entitles the farmer to significantly reduced charges at the time of collection (How much does it cost to recycle).
8.Why should I recycle my farm plastics?
There are a number of very good reasons why you should recycle your farm plastics, including: · The most cost effective means of managing your farm plastics (€15 per half tonne to recycle compared to €70-80 per half tonne to landfill) · The most convenient means of managing your farm plastics (average farmer is only 6 miles from his local bring-centre) · Cross compliance advantages · And of course the most environmentally friendly means of managing your farm plastics waste
9.What is manufactured from farm plastics waste?
A range of plastics products, including packaging, bags, piping and damp proofing products.
10.How much does IFFPG recycle?
IFFPG recycles approximately 25,000 tonnes of farm plastics annually, which equates to a 70%+ national recycling rate.