Unwanted agrichemicals are a hazardous waste and require special treatment before they can be appropriately disposed of.


Agrecovery is New Zealand’s solution for the safe disposal of unwanted agrichemicals, and the recycling of empty containers, drums and IBCs.

Agrichemicals or agricultural chemicals refers to the various chemical products used in agriculture. Insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, DDT, 245T, dieldrin, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). 

Many agrichemicals are toxic and when stored in bulk may pose an environmental or health risk, particularly in the event of accidental spills.

See also agrichemical container


Talk to your nearest farming supply store and ask about organic, biodegradeable and environmentally-friendly alternatives.


If you have surplus agrichemicals, see if a neighbour could make use of them.


Agrichemicals cannot be recycled. (Clean plastic containers may be recycled.)


Ensure that the chemical is appropriately labelled and is in a leak-proof container.

For more information on the appropriate disposal of agrichemicals, check here or contact, freephone: 0800 AGRECOVERY (0800 247 326).