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New Silage Wrap Recycling Program

Silage Disposal Published Wednesday, 14th June 2017

A new silage plastic recycling program will make it easier and cheaper for local farmers to dispose of silage wrap in an environmentally conscious way.

Coordinated by Council, local farmers are encouraged to drop off used silage wrap in Bulka Bags at the Koonwarra or Foster Transfer Stations from 17 July to 30 July, during normal opening hours. The drop offs will be charged at $11 per bulka bag. Council is also continuing to support the Plasback program for recycling used silage plastic. Silage wrap brought into Koonwarra or Foster Transfer Stations in Plasback bags will continue to be accepted free of charge.

The collected silage wrap will be taken to Melbourne for reprocessing into a range of products such as matting, black builders plastic, fencing materials, road barriers and heavy vehicle tracks.

  • Silage wrap dropped off for recycling should be shaken clean of silage, gravel and other contaminants before being bundled up and put in bulka or Plasback bags. 
  • Bulka bags need to be able to be rolled off your vehicle or trailer at the site.
  • Please remove any net wrap or twine.
  • Farmers are advised not to burn or bury silage wrap on their farms as this practice is illegal and penalties apply.