Recycle
Regen Recycle

ReGen Recycling Program Available to California Agricultural Growers and Dealers Only

Using drip tubing/hose or drip tape for irrigation is reliable, easy and convenient. With Netafim Recycling, getting rid of used irrigation tubing in an environmentally responsible way is just as reliable, easy and convenient. Netafim Recycling collects and manufactures new, recycled plastic irrigation tubing in California. Our recycling and manufacturing operations create local jobs and boost our state economy. We are proud of protecting the environment through our recycling efforts while improving the quality of life for Californians.

Program Collection Boundaries

Currently, collection of Heavywall driplines is available to CA growers and dealers only within the geographic collection boundaries highlighted in green on the map to the left. We are still not accepting drip tape/thinwall from locations outside of the CA Central Coast region. Netafim Regen Recycling will arrange for pick up from Mendocino, Tehama, Glenn and Butte counties in Northern California to Kern, San Luis Obispo, and northern Santa Barbara counties in the south. The per-site minimum is currently 20,000 lbs.

All other program requirements remain the same. 

 

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Pick-up Requirements

General Rules For Pick-up Service

We pick up your used irrigation tubing/hose/tape right from your farm. Proving you with disposal convenience and cost savings. Before scheduling your pick-up, there are a few things to consider:

  • Site inspection is required prior to pick-up to inspect the load, take photographs and samples and recommend necessary adjustments so materials can be picked up
  • Important: We only accept polyethylene products.
  • Bad weather and equipment breakdowns may force rescheduling.
  • Location Requirements: The irrigation tubing/hose or tape must be on level ground and accessible to a 65-foot tractor-trailer with a clearance of 14 feet and room to maneuver in and out.

Product Conditions

Preferred: Irrigation tubing that is coiled or bundled

Required:

  • Only polyethylene (PE) products will be accepted.
  • Material must be free of trash, wood, rocks, tires and other foreign materials.
  • Material must not be excessively dirty
  • If irrigation tubing/hose is coiled or bundled, it must be bound with tape or twine, not wire or adhesive tape.
  • Center of coils must not be wound around metal, cardboard, sticks or other plant material. PE or PVC centers are okay as long as they are less than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Material must not be intermingled with other debris. (PE couplers, adapters, emitters and sprinklers are okay).
  • Plastic mulch will not be accepted.
  • Minimum amount of material required: Drip tubing (from orchards/vineyards): 20,000 lbs. Drip tape (from row crops): we are not currently accepting additional tape due to oversupply in the market.

Ready To Recycle? Schedule A Pick-up

Netafim Recycling has made the drip tape recycling process easier and more convenient. We provide farmers with an efficient alternative to get rid of used irrigation tubing/hose/tape. Here is how it works:

  1. Fill out the short pick-up request form
    or contact Luke Hoekstra, Field Recycling Program Manager at (559) 246-8264.
  2. You will be contacted to schedule a site visit.
  3. After your site visit and approval, a pick-up appointment will be made.
  4. We schedule and make arrangements to pick up your used irrigation tubing/hose/tape.