In October, the annual Local Government Association of the NT (LGANT) held its annual Waste Symposium in Darwin. This year’s theme was 'Exposing the sexy in waste management'. NT Farmers Association hold the current contract for the drumMUSTER program and oversees the collection of AgVet recyclable containers in the NT and Kununurra.
With the operation of a new small transportable auto-baler, the NT program has been reinvigorated. In the short space of two months, over 4,500 drums in the Katherine region alone have been collected through the drumMUSTER program.
Discussions at the symposium were had around the value of being able to adequately service more remote regions of the NT, with a targeted aim to collect 30,000 drums annually. This is an achievable and more realistic aim now that the auto-baling unit is operational. More producers and regional councils can engage in the program as the recycling and baling of drums is now more accessible making the logistics of transporting of the agvet drums to a #recycle depot more viable. One of the key objectives of this baler is for NT Farmers to service the northern members and encourage territory-wide #stewardship.
Do you have unused agvet chemicals you need to dispose of?
ChemClear is coming to South Australia and Western Australia next year. We have scheduled a collection for April and May 2021 and you have until 28th February to register your agvet chemicals for collection.
Chemicals that are part of the #drumMUSTER program are collected free of charge so don't miss this opportunity to remove those unwanted chemicals from your property. For more information, visit: www.chemclear.org.au/register-your-chemical
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Whether city or bush-based, Australians are all motivated to create a better future for our families and our environment.
At drumMUSTER & ChemClear we've been helping farmers do just that by providing a safe and sustainable recycling pathway for their empty #agvet containers. We've recycled over 36 million containers since we began the program - that's over 40,000 tonnes of plastic that has been diverted from landfill and turned into useful products like fence posts or wheelie bins.
So, this AgDay help us celebrate that in fact, we are all a part of the same cycle, all moving in the same direction, #WeAreAustralianFarmers
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