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DrumMUSTER Program

Aug 7, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

DrumMUSTER ‘rinse them out, round them up and run them in’

DrumMUSTER is a national collection and recycling scheme for empty and cleaned crop protection and animal health chemical containers. Both plastic and steel agricultural containers are accepted.

The drumMUSTER scheme is funded by a levy on crop protection and animal health products sold in rigid steel and plastic non-returnable chemical containers. Chemical users pay the levy at purchase. The levy pays for participating local councils, such as North Burnett Regional Council, to establish collection centres at little cost.

Clean containers collected by drumMUSTER will be returned to manufacturers for refilling, or to be shredded or crushed for recycling.

All drums brought in for collection and recycling must be cleaned correctly both inside and out, including caps and threads, and allowed to drain or air dry to ensure they contain no rinse water.

Dye stained containers will be accepted. Unclean or partly filled containers will not be accepted and will remain the property of the chemical user.

All farmers within the North Burnett Region are encouraged to bring their empty, properly cleaned non-returnable chemical containers to their local drumMUSTER collection centre.

For more information, refer to Council’s website or call 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).