Holbrook Landcare successful funding bid to continue recycling on farm plastics

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Holbrook Landcare successful funding bid to continue recycling on farm plastics

Holbrook Landcare has been successful in its funding bid through the National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants. The project, “Embedding a Recycling Culture for Silage Wrap and On Farm Plastics” will continue on from where the hay and silage wrap recycling project left off. Part of this project is to extend recycling availability of on farm plastics throughout the Greater Hume Shire. The grant includes funding for extra drop off points at Culcairn, Mullengandra and Burrumbuttock.

The environmental impact of providing an alternative farm plastic waste solution for landholders is significant, as the plastic waste has previously been buried or burnt on farm. Around 20 tonnes of silage wrap and twine has already been dispatched to Plastic Forests in Albury for recycling over the last 18 months, and the uptake of participation continues to increase. We are delighted that the Greater Hume Shire is supporting this innovative recycling program, which has already generated interest from many other shires and groups across the country, including other REROC members!

Currently you can continue to drop your silage wrap and twine at the Holbrook tip, using bags provided by Holbrook Landcare. We are working with GHSC to get the additional drop off points up and running and there will be an announcement once these points are open for use. 

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