General farm rubbish can damage the environment or poison animals, plants and people if it is not disposed of safely. It may break down into chemical compounds which can pollute groundwater and waterways.
Separate general rubbish into waste types and recycle or reuse on-farm if possible. For example, organic matter can be composted, and timber, bricks, and scrap metal could be reused, sold or given away. Using and reusing materials, packaging and equipment carefully can extend their useful life and reduce the amount of waste produced. Reduce handling as much as possible by setting up multiple sorting sacks in frames which can be bundled up when full and transported.