drumMUSTER and ChemClearŽ collection and recycling programs*

drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable metal and plastic agvet chemical containers. To date the program has collected and recycled more than 27.5 million containers. Councils around Australia are pivotal to the success of the program providing drumMUSTER collection sites for local chemical users to recycle their unwanted containers.

drumMUSTER recycled product is re-used in items such as irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.

  • provides an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users disposing of their empty chemical containers;
  • helps property owners to keep their farms clean of potential waste contamination;
  • encourages good farming practice and meets QA obligations; and
    supports the preservation of the wider environment.

For more information visit www.drummuster.com.au
ChemClear® is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals. The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of obselete chemicals. The program is supported by local government who provide collection sites as required. To date more than 500 tonnes of product has been collected nationally.

There are two categories of agvet chemicals ChemClear® collects:
Group 1 chemicals are currently registered products manufactured by participating companies where the fourcent drumMUSTER levy has been applied. These products are collected free of charge.

Group 2 chemicals are products manufactured by non participating companies, or, deregistered, unknown, mixed or out of date products.  A per litre/kilogram fee for disposal applies.

Registrations are essential and can be made at www.chemclear.com.au or 1800 008 182
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