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Severn Trent says say goodbye to unwanted pesticides for free this winter

19 Nov 2020
Frontdesk / Finance

Between 1 December and 16 January, farmers in Severn Trent priority catchments can sign up to dispose of unwanted pesticides through the water company’s free, COVID-secure Pesticide Amnesty scheme.

Adam Freer, Severn Trent senior catchment management scientist, explains that the scheme will help farmers remove chemicals that are generally difficult or costly to dispose of, while reducing the risk they pose to water quality and the environment.

“On a first come, first served basis, each farm can anonymously dispose of up to 75 litres or kilograms of pesticides, herbicides or rodenticides that have been banned or are passed their expiry date, through our expert disposal partner, Chemastic,” he says.

“This scheme also acts as a great reminder for farmers to review their stores, helping to ensure Red Tractor guidelines are met, while minimising the chance of environmental contamination.”

How it works:

  1. Check whether you’re in a priority catchment here: www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/environment/catchment-management/are-you-in-a-priority-catchment-/
  2. Register your details with Chemastic by calling 01287 213155 or emailing amnesty@chemastic.com between 1 December 2020 and 16 January 2021
  3. You will be required to provide the following details:
  • Catchment name and code from the table below
  • Product name
  • Active ingredient and concentration
  • Weight and volume of the product in containers
  • Collection address, two contact phone numbers and an email address
  1. After the registration period has closed, Chemastic will arrange a suitable collection date with you, ensuring all current COVID-19 government guidelines are adhered to

Catchment Name

Code

Avon

01

Cound

02

Cropston

03

Haseley Springs

04

Leam

05

Lower Derwent

06

Staunton Harold

07

Middle Severn

08

Shropshire Middle Severn

09

Teme

10

Tittesworth

11

Upper Derwent

12

Whitacre

13

Worcester Middle Severn

14

Notts Boreholes (Bestwood, Boughton, Rufford)

18

Mitcheldean

19

Dove -Derbyshire

20

Ogston - Derbyshire

21

Amen Corner (Groundwater) - Nottinghamshire

22

Astley (Groundwater) - Worcestershire

23

Beckbury (Groundwater) - Shropshire

24

Bellington (Groundwater) - Worcestershire

25

Bratch (Groundwater) - South Staffordshire

26

Budby (Groundwater) - Nottinghamshire

27

Budby Forest (Groundwater) - Nottinghamshire

28

Chequer House (Groundwater) - Nottinghamshire

29

Clipstone and Clipstone Forest (Groundwater) - Nottinghamshire

30

Copley (Groundwater) - South Staffordshire

31

Grindleforge (Groundwater) - Shropshire

32

Hatton (Groundwater) - Staffordshire

33

Hilton (Groundwater) - Shropshire

34

Newent (Groundwater) - Gloucestershire

35

Puleston Bridge (Groundwater) - Shropshire

36

Tack Lane (Groundwater)

37