Ag Plastic Recycling Coming Back to Taylor County

Stacks of wrapped hay balesRevolution Plastics is expanding their baling plants to Appleton and Eau Claire, and they are now looking at serving Taylor County. Revolution Plastics provides farms and dairies with free, on-farm ag and silage plastic collection including a dumpster in which to store your ag plastic. If you are interested, see the Revolution Plastics Ag Plastic Collection Flyer, contact Revolution Plastics at 844-490-7873, or visit their website for more information and a sign-up form.

Note that burning plastics of all kinds is not only illegal in Wisconsin, it is a health and environmental hazard.

“Burning ag plastic can release toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals – such as dioxins and furans – into the air, where they can be inhaled by humans and animals and deposited in soil and surface water. Residue from burning contaminates the soil and groundwater and can enter the human food chain through crops and livestock. In addition, certain chemicals released by burning can accumulate in the fats of animals and then in humans as we consume meat, fish and dairy products. Because agricultural burning often occurs near food sources, it is particularly important to reduce this health hazard to food production.
Unburned portions of the plastic become litter on the ground and in lakes and rivers. As it disintegrates, animals may eat the plastic and get sick. Larger pieces of plastic can become a breeding ground for diseases, such as by trapping water that provides habitat for mosquitoes.” – WDNR website.

The responsible and legal alternative to recycling is landfilling.

More info on disposing of ag plastics.

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