Best agricultural waste management practices

Waste in landfills

Modern-day agricultural activities are responsible for producing many products and feeding a growing population. But what many might not be aware of is the significant amount of waste associated with this industry. Agricultural businesses are responsible for creating a variety of types of waste. From standard packaging waste, which can be recycled, to animal manure and hazardous waste, such as pesticides. 

Just as we must ensure our household waste is properly categorized, it’s essential for farmers and horticulturists to dispose of their agricultural wastes following the best practices. Let’s dive into the best practices in waste management agriculture.

Animal feed

While a lot of animal feed is created from by-products, around 14.7 million tons of food waste could be transformed into feed in the United States alone. Instead of being transformed into animal feed, this food waste fills our landfills and produces gaseous emissions that create environmental issues and contribute to the deterioration of our global environment.

Do you want to participate in a new circular economic development? Do you struggle with your farm waste management? Prorec is here to help! We can assist you with managing your production waste and product optimization, all while improving your environmental report card.

Transformation of organic waste into fertilizer

Composting of food waste isn’t a recent invention. This practice goes back to prehistory! Participate in the new circular economy by transforming your organic waste into fertilizer. Prorec can help you with the collection, logistics, transformation, and optimization. Whether you’re a medium or large-scale producer, contact our team to discuss your sustainable development efforts. We can help you with your organic waste management and your agricultural production.

Waste management agriculture: The good and the bad

In waste management agriculture, we’re trying to give a second life to food waste. Whether to feed hungry people or animals. This food waste can also be given a second life for industrial uses. Ultimately, the goal is to limit the amount of waste that finds itself in our landfills.

Beyond giving a second life to agricultural waste, a qualified professional will help you turn your overruns into profit. Talk to our team to discuss your business’s best course of action and implement sustainable agriculture.

Waste management agriculture: FAQ

What type of waste is on farms?

During the agricultural process, various types of waste are produced. Briefly explained, there is natural waste and non-natural waste. Non-natural agricultural waste usually includes:

  1. Pesticide containers
  2. Plastic
  3. Batteries
  4. Clinical waste
  5. Used oil
  6. Paper waste
  7. Heavy metals
  8. Organic materials

Solid wastes are often non-natural and have a negative impact. Depending on your location, this non-natural agricultural waste must be disposed of in accordance with laws and regulations.

Natural waste, on the other hand, comes from animals and plants. This includes organic fertilizers, feces and manure, rinse water, wood waste and more. Farmers participate in a greener future via the distribution of manure from their animals, which can be used as a potent fertilizer. While there’s non-natural waste in the agriculture sector, a lot of waste can be repurposed for other industries and other uses.

What is the difference between waste and agriculture waste?

Manufacturing industries, mils, mining, and factories usually produce general waste. Waste produced by manufacturing industries frequently ends up in landfills. Agricultural waste, on the other hand, must be produced during an agricultural process. This waste includes biodegradable and recyclable food waste. In both cases, waste not disposed of with caution causes environmental impacts. A high-risk area is often filled with waste that harms human health. 

Prorec: your waste management agriculture solution

We understand that waste management can be a real challenge for farmers. That’s why we offer solutions tailored to your specific needs. We have the experience and the expertise to help you manage waste in agricultural activities.

Don’t waste time managing your farm waste yourself. Let us help you make a difference and solve your environmental issues. Contact us today to discuss your waste management plan and find out how we can help you maintain a clean and healthy environment for your farm business.