Examples of disposal

Plant protection products (PSM)
which are unusable (approval expired, use-by deadline expired, other reasons such as frost etc.) or the use of which is prohibited in Germany 

Agricultural chemicals (examples) 

  • Cleaning agents
  • Oils
  • Fertilisers
  • Paints 

Spraying device filters and spray nozzles

Dressed seed which has been rendered unusable

Reliable disposal of chemicals for Germany

With PRE, RIGK offers you a comprehensive solution for the disposal of plant protection products and chemicals.

The objective: the reduction of potential risks through improper storage, application and disposal of plant protection products in agriculture and trade, and the guaranteeing of reliable, environmentally-friendly disposal. 

The PRE-SYSTEM is an Initiative of the Industrieverbands Agrar (Industrial Association of Agriculture) e. V. (IVA), the association for producers of plant protection products and fertilisers in Germany.

How does the return work?

Regarding questions concerning the return and disposal of your agricultural chemicals or an individual cost estimate, the RIGK Team is happy to assists you on the free Service number. 0800 3086001 or via email to pre-service@rigk.de. You can find all information on collection locations, collection dates and delivery times on the PRE-SYSTEM website! Further insights into the system are provided by the system manager, Anne Kreins, in our series #RIGKinquired.

Efficient environmental protection

By using the PRE-SYSTEM, you make an active contribution towards the protection of our environment:
Since the introduction of the PRE-SYSTEM, a total of more than 588 tonnes of unusable plant protection products have been reliably taken back from private and commercial users and professionally disposed of!

The plant protection products and further agricultural chemicals are disposed of after acceptance in special waste incinerators approved for the purpose.

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Good to know

All information concerning hand-in and collection dates, collections points and delivery times can be found on the PRE-SERVICE website!

Further information for download

Do you have any questions?

Then simply call us, or send us an email! Your contact is happy to assist you personally with additional information, and will advise you on all recovery and recycling topics.