Campaspe Shire Council invites farmers and other chemical users to safely dispose of old chemical drums as part of Agsafe's annual drumMUSTER program on Friday, August 24 from 9am-12pm at the Colbinabbin Transfer Station.
All drums for disposal must:
- be plastic or metal
- be one litre to 205 litres in size
- be rinsed until free of any visible chemical residue
- be clean and dry
- be punctured if metal
- have all lids removed
Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally friendly way for farmers to dispose of old chemical drums.
“The program is an excellent platform for the responsible disposal of chemical containers, avoiding potential contamination in waterways and diverting waste from going to landfill,” Cr Weston said.
All drums branded with the drumMUSTER logo that have held detergents, dairy chemicals, liquid fertilizers and other non-hazardous farm chemicals are eligible for disposal.
Drums that have not been properly cleaned and drained inside and out will not be accepted and all drums will be inspected on the day by a drumMUSTER inspector.
32 millions drums! That's how many containers the @drum_MUSTER program has collected since it began. It's only through collaborative efforts that Australia’s oldest product stewardship program continues its success. https://t.co/AJHkUOQjAR pic.twitter.com/PJAGtQxWoc— drumMUSTER (@drum_MUSTER) July 24, 2018
The program turns recycled drums into farm fence posts, wheelie bins, irrigation pipes, barstools, bollards and more chemical containers.
The Echuca, Mt Scobie (Kyabram) and Rochester Resource Recovery Centres have a permanent drumMUSTER collection program for empty and triple rinsed chemical drums up to 20L.
For more information on the drumMUSTER or if you want to know how to clean your drums, simply head to www.drummuster.org.au