Recycling of silage wrap has reportedly increased following an initiative of the Poowong Landcare group.
Vice-president Wendy Davis said the group initiated a media campaign to remind farmers that silage wrap was a recyclable product and should not be burnt or buried.
She said transfer stations at Lardner, Trafalgar, Neerim South and Erica would take clean silage wrap, free of charge if it was packed in Bulka Bags which are available free of charge at the transfer stations. At Drouin Recyclers there is a small charge while Koonwarra and Foster accept the wrap for free if it is in Plasbac bags or for $11 in Bulka Bags.
Silage wrap must be uncontaminated. Rope twine and net is not recyclable.
“On a recent ring around, it was very encouraging to hear that the above shire transfer stations report that silage wrap intake is increasing,” Ms Davis said.