NT Farmers is contracted by Agsafe limited to provide support services for the drumMUSTER program in the Northern Territory and east Kimberly region of WA.
Any agricultural or veterinary chemical container that displays the drumMUSTER logo is eligible for free collection and the plastic and metal drums are recycled for re manufacture into useful products.
By using drumMUSTER, farmers and growers have the means to keep their properties clear of waste and the service provides a recycling pathway for empty chemical drums.
Before delivering eligible containers to the nearest collection site, ensure they are:
drumMUSTER is funded by levies collected by AgStewardship Australia, which was established to develop stewardship programs for Australia’s agriculture sector. AgStewardship contracts Agsafe Ltd to deliver the drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs on its behalf.
Farmers often use chemicals for pest management, one-off pest events or they may switch crops, resulting in leftover chemicals no longer needed. ChemClear is an agvet chemical waste management program that helps chemical users to keep their properties free of those unwanted products.
To maintain sound land management practices, farmers are encouraged to keep their land, waterways and landfill sites free of chemicals, by using ChemClear to safely dispose of products.
Farmers register their obsolete chemicals with ChemClear online or by phoning 1800 008 182, then deliver those products to a scheduled collection point advised by ChemClear.
ChemClear collections usually take place once every two years, so it’s important for chemical users to do a regular inventory of their chemical shed and registration of unwanted products for safe collection and disposal.
For more information about the drumMUSTER program: [email protected]
To register to dispose of unwanted agvet chemicals go to www.chemclear.org.au