Bale Wrap

That’s a wrap on what to do with bale wrap!

Farm bale wrap waste

Recycle South genuinely recycles your bale wrap, cut-to-size silage covers, plastic drums, and LDPE and HDPE farm plastics right here in Southland. We are giving New Zealand farmers a solid and cost-effective option for getting agricultural plastic waste off the farm. We processes your agricultural plastics into recyclable plastic resin for a new environmentally friendly lease of life.

We are also accredited Fonterra recyclers.

Processing of bale wrap and silage covers is 15cents + gst per kg 

A few reminders:
Please separate the outer and inner linings, and ensure all bale wrap is free of debris and netting.

Silage covers need to be cut into 3m wide strips and separate the oxygen layer from the outer layer.

Drums need to be triple rinsed 

Are you in North Otago? You can drop your bale wrap and silage covers to Waitaki Resource Recovery Park, 42 Chelmer Street, Oamaru.

Have some questions? Check out our FAQ's.

What you need to know


All agricultural plastics are to be dropped off to our further processing plant located at 218 Branxholme Makarewa Road. Open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm for drop offs.
Bale wrap should be stuffed loosely in fadges, bulka bags or Plasback bags. You don't need to roll or fold the product.

Cut silage covers cut into 3m wide strips and separate the oxygen and outer layer.

Colour sorted where possible.

Large loads by appointment and strictly one load per customer. No mixed farm loads unless by prior arrangement.


Small PP bags (calf feed etc)
Metal (wire etc)
Tape (sealing holes)
Excessive dirt
Oil drums

Download our brochure
for more information.


We have a form for first-time customers to complete in order for you to drop your bale wrap off to us. Want to save time? Download and complete the form before you come to see us.

We may charge an additional $400 + GST per tonne on any contaminated product discovered after the customer has left. We cannot process bale wrap or silage covers in an unacceptable condition.

Bale Wrap Price List

Bale wrap plastic recycling in Southland

Processing of Bale Wrap

15cents + gst per kg 

Other Services

Check out what we do! Our recycling services offer solutions for dealing with a range of unwanted waste materials.
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Agricultural Plastic Recycling

Don’t burn it or dump it! We’re the environmentally friendly solution for your agricultural plastic recycling needs. 

Business Collection

We understand that when running a business, you often don’t have the time to organise recycling materials yourself.

Packaging Department

Outsourcing your packing requirements will save you time and money, freeing up your staff for other tasks.


We receive, process, and sell as many recyclable items as we logistically can. Items that would usually be heading for landfill! 

Tiwai Enclave

We are tasked with servicing respiratory protection equipment and creating ‘M’ straps on site at Tiwai Aluminium Smelter.

Bale Wrap Recycling

That’s a wrap on what to do with bale wrap! If you’re burning, burying, storing, or ignoring silage wrap, we have the solution. 


It is really important to keep e-Waste out of our landfills because they can contain hazardous materials.

Contact Us

Recycling Facility

Address: 28 Ettrick Street, Invercargill
Phone: 03 214 6188
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Further Processing Plant

Address: 218 Branxholme Makarewa Road
Phone: 03 211 0069
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm