Agsafe programs offer farm waste recovery

drumMUSTER provides agricultural chemical users with a recycling pathway for empty agvet containers

The drumMUSTER program has grown into the most successful national collection and recycling program for agvet containers. It has now picked up more than 34 million drums nationally.

The program is run by Agsafe and funded by a levy of 6c per litre/kilogram, that is collected through the agvet chemical manufacturers that participate in the program. drumMUSTER is responsible for recycling about 50% of agvet containers sold in Australia.

If you have empty agvet containers on the property get them to your local drumMUSTER location. There are over 800 sites around Australia.

Just visit drummuster.org.au to find the one nearest you. Remember, every container counts.

Agsafe also runs the ChemClear program. Where drumMUSTER removes the plastic waste from the agriculture sector, ChemClear removes the unwanted agvet chemicals.

A collection is held in each state, on average every two years.

Chemicals fall into two groups, with group one chemicals being free of charge for collection, whilst group two chemicals incur a fee for service for the collection.

Agvet chemical users simply need to visit the ChemClear website, register their chemicals and await further correspondence from ChemClear.

Registrations are always open so if you have unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals, let ChemCLear know and they will be picked up at the next collection in your area.

To date, over 700,000 litres of agvet chemicals have been removed from farms through the ChemClear program.

These chemicals were treated by either Plasma Arc technology, used as an alternate fuel source to fire cement kilns or stabilised and fixated for secure landfill.

Go to: www.chemclear.org.au to organise a collection or for further information.

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