The waste on the farm can be generally classified as:
- organic waaste (natural)
- inorganic waste (byproduct of agricultural activity)
However, from the point of view of the protection of the environment where people work, they can be divided into:
- harmless, that do not result in greater danger and these are mostly metal, plastic, paper, glass and fabric, wood and municipal waste,
- partly harmful, such as: dead animals, expired medicines other than those categorized as harmful,
- special (hazardous) are mostly chemicals, plant protection chemicals packages , hydraulic oil, engine oil, gearbox oil, lubricants and batteries with or without lead.
The procedures of handling each group of waste is defined by the legal regulations. They impose a number of obligations on the farm, and they concern the following issues:
- determining the type of waste produced
- risk assessments of how they influence the environment and people
- adoption and implementation of solutions on how to store and dispose of them
- appointing people responsible for waste management on the farm.
In our company, we produce the following groups of waste:
- natural waste, in the form of residues after harvesting, which are used internally, as fertilization of the soil and prevention against erosion,
- municipal waste, harmless, treated in accordance with the Act on waste management in the municipality. These are subject to segregation and have to be dumped into properly labelled containers,
- hazardous waste, which include mostly chemical packages and used oil.
The hazardous waste amounts are recorded and disposed outside the farm. The empty chemical packages are returned to suppliers, while oil is stored in a specially prepared container, and then disposed by a specialized recycling company.
We try to strictly follow the regulations on waste management, especially of those that can be harmful for the natural environment and people working on our farm. Not limited to these actions, we constantly strive to reduce the amount of produced waste, which is possible thanks to precise planning of the production process. We also look forward to new technical solutions that will allow us now and in the future to manage the waste even better.