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drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable metal and plastic agvet chemical containers.

Farmers and contractors are asked to make a booking with Council by phoning the office on 1300 459 689. Only clean, triple-rinsed agricultural drums are to be returned for recycling. Old oil, petroleum and pool chemical drums will not be accepted for collection.

Drum Muster in Gundagai will be by appointment only. Drums will be accepted on the last Thursday of every month at CGRC Gundagai Depot from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

drumMUSTER and ChemClear are important industry stewardship programs that are part of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS). Agsafe Limited is contracted by AgStewardship Australia who manage the levies collected under the IWRS.

The IWRS is funded by a levy on eligible non-returnable farm chemical containers over 1 litre or kilogram in content from participating chemical manufacturers.

Chemical users throughout Australia are encouraged to deliver their empty, cleaned containers for inspection and acceptance at their local drumMUSTER collection site at one of over 700 drumMUSTER sites nationally.

drumMUSTER product is recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.

drumMUSTER provides:

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

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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 unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade.

There are two categories of agvet chemicals ChemClear® collects:

Group 1 chemicals are currently registered products manufactured by participating companies signed to the Industry Waste Reduction Agreement.  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Group 2 chemicals are products manufactured by non-participating companies, or, deregistered, unknown, mixed or out of date products.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 by appointment only.

Demand from farmers, local government and sector of the industry has led to a widening of the scope for drumMUSTER container eligibility to include surfactants, dairy chemicals, liquid fertilizers and other non-hazardous farm chemicals.

Please note that all chemical containers that fall within the widened scope are now eligible for farmers to bring to drumMUSTER collections.

All drums delivered to your drumMUSTER collection centre must be: * Free of any visable chemical residue * Clean and Dry; and * Metal drums should be punctured * Lids should be removed Containers with dirt, rust and dye stains ARE accepted by drumMUSTER.

ChemClear dates are held periodically and extensively advertised prior to the date.

Contact Council on 1300 459 689 for further information and bookings.