The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging farmers to make use of a free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme across all of Wales as part of the PestSmart project, run by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.
The scheme will open for registration from Wednesday 14 August until 5pm on Monday 30 September, allowing professional users to safely and confidentially dispose of unwanted, out-of-date or now unlicensed pesticides and other chemicals.
FUW Policy Officer Bernard Griffiths said: “If you find that you have out of date or now unlicensed products on farm, which can be difficult or expensive to dispose of correctly, then we would urge you to register for this scheme.
“Of course pesticides form an essential and everyday role in the agricultural community but if stored, used or disposed of incorrectly, they can have a devastating impact on people, water and wildlife.”
This free and confidential scheme across Wales, aims to reduce the risk of pollution and safeguard raw water quality before it reaches Dwr Cymru Welsh Water treatment works.
For more information visit: https://www.dwrcymru.com/en/WaterSource/PestSmart/2019-Pesticide-Disposal-Scheme.aspx