In 2004, the family farming business undertook a major diversification project and started recycling farm plastic waste. 28,000 sq ft of redundant cold storage shed space was converted into a recycling plant and our new business venture, Agri.Cycle Ltd was launched.
Today, the business has grown significantly and now consists of a national network of franchises and hubs collecting plastic waste from farmers, co-operatives and agri-buying groups. Typical farm plastic waste includes silage wrap, crop cover, chemical cans, fertilizer bags, tree guards, feed buckets and trickle irrigation pipe. More recently we have expanded our customer base to collect used plastic product from wider industries.
We also collect spent shot gun cartridges from across the UK from large shooting schools, clay grounds and syndicates.
All waste is brought back to our central recycling plant in Lincolnshire where it is washed, shredded and processed before being turned into usable products, such as grain flooring and garden furniture.
The business operates with a green agenda at its heart and aims to support and protect the environment. The recycling plant is supported by a reed bed system and partly powered by solar.
Agri.Cycle Ltd is proud to show its support to the scholarship schemes of both The Worshipful Company of Farmers and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) being a charity formed and supported by The Royal Warrant Holders Association.
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