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  • Community group collects 30-millionth drumMUSTER container

    Aug 17 2017
    Agsafe’s drumMUSTER program upheld its reputation as Australia’s most successful agricultural waste management operation, when the 30-millionth empty farm chemical container was collected on Tuesday. The occasion was marked at a community event in the tiny town of Dookie near Shepparton, Victoria, where volunteers at the Doo...
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  • drumMUSTER celebrating 30-million milestone

    Aug 10 2017
    Australia’s longest running agricultural waste management program will record a landmark achievement on Tuesday, with the collection of its 30-millionth chemical container. Agsafe’s drumMUSTER program, which began in 1999, is an end-of-life product stewardship program that has already saved councils an impressive $31 million...
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  • Sponsorship opportunities for women

    Jul 31 2017
    Are you an Australian woman involved in the agriculture industry? Or perhaps you’re a domestic ag student seeking mentoring opportunities. Agsafe’s ChemClear and drumMUSTER programs are sponsoring three people to attend the AWiA annual conference this September in Brisbane, where this year’s theme is Securing Australian Ag...
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  • Farm chems getting the right treatment

    Jul 18 2017
    Ever wondered what happens to farm chemicals when they’re collected by ChemClear? When landholders commit to safe disposal of unwanted agvet chemicals, they start the ball rolling by taking an inventory and booking unwanted product, which they deliver to the ChemClear truck at a council waste depot. Once those registered c...
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  • Get connected on Instagram

    Jul 10 2017
    Have you checked out our new Instagram account?  Follow us on @agsafeaustralia as we celebrate the achievements of the nation’s ag industry. ...
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  • Plastic waste is everyone's problem

    May 10 2017
    Images of plastic waste littering a beautiful view is the only reality check most people need to prompt thoughtful disposal of recyclables. However, what happens to used agvet chemical containers? Since drumMUSTER started operations in 1998, the national recycling collection program has saved more than 29 million agvet chemical ...
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  • Last days for Queenslanders to "check your shed"

    Apr 20 2017
    Queenslanders have only a few days left to book their obsolete farm chemicals for collection with Agsafe’s ChemClear scheme. The environmentally-friendly program, which supports the safe disposal of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, will travel throughout the state in June collecting unwanted products from farmers who no ...
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  • Keep chemicals safe during disasters

    Feb 20 2017
    Devastating climate events nationwide have resulted in renewed calls for agricultural and veterinary chemical users to dispose of their waste safely, as rural landowners face a massive cleanup. Fires in central NSW and flooding of horticultural regions in southern WA and the NT have prompted Agsafe to remind agvet chemical retai...
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  • Five ways to cool your chemicals

    Feb 1 2017
    With soaring temperatures nudging the barometer into the 40s this week, Agsafe recommends chemical users and suppliers perform some simple safety checks on their stored products. The effect of heat can reduce the effectiveness of a product and UV radiation can degrade plastics, possibly rendering containers unsafe for transporta...
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  • Apparent Ag Rejoins drumMUSTER

    Oct 31 2016
    In our September newsletter we advised that Appaprent Ag had withdrawn from the drumMUSTER program. Since then Agsafe has been in discussions with the company, addressed their outstanding concerns, and as a result we are pleased to announce that Apparent Ag Pty Ltd has re-joined the drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs effective im...
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