Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
WaterSource Pesticide and Herbicide Disposal Scheme

Pesticide and Herbicide Disposal Scheme

As part of our PestSmart campaign, we ran a free and confidential disposal scheme for farmers, growers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any unwanted, out of date or now unlicensed pesticides and herbicides which are difficult or expensive to dispose of.

By providing this disposal scheme in targeted catchment areas, we aimed to work with land managers to safeguard raw water quality before it reaches our water treatment works by minimising the risk of unintended losses into water or wider environment.

The results

Disposal Scheme Results

What we collected?

We accepted:
tick  Pesticide Sprays
tick  Herbicide/Weed Killer
tick  Slug Pellets
tick  Sheep Dip

We did not accept:
cross  Oil
cross  Veterinary Medications
cross  Waste Oil
cross  Farm Yard Effluent

Who was eligible?

The disposal scheme was available to farmers, growers, foresters and land managers in the following catchments:

water droplet  Cefni Reservoir (North 1)
water droplet  Alaw Reservoir (North 2)
water droplet  Upper River Wye (South East 1)
water droplet  Pendine Groundwater (South West 3)
water droplet  Rivers Teifi (South West 1)
water droplet  River Towy (South West 2)