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  • The drumMUSTER levy will increase to six cents per litre/kilogram on eligible agvet containers from 1 July 2019

    Apr 1 2019
    Retailers need to ensure their accounting and invoicing systems incorporate this increase before 1 July 2019. On 19 December 2018 the ACCC reauthorised the imposition of the drumMUSTER levy on eligible agvet chemical containers until 10 January 2024. The authorisation also allowed an increase in the levy to six cents ...
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  • New collection location at Windsor Rural

    Apr 11 2019
    Evan Wheatley and Eliza Gorton completed their drumMUSTER & ChemClear inspector training at Windsor Rural. Congratulations to Evan Wheatley and Eliza Gorton for completing their drumMUSTER & ChemClear inspector training at East Coast Rural, Windsor on 29 March. Windsor Rural accepts clean ...
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  • drumMUSTER celebrates 10 million milestone in New South Wales

    Mar 29 2019
    New South Wales landholders continue to prove their worth as environmental champions, with the collection of NSW’s 10 millionth AgVet chemical container by Agsafe’s drumMUSTER program in March 2019. The end-of-life waste management program has already saved councils an impressive $32 million in landfill costs, by diverting ...
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  • Small town making a big effort

    Mar 14 2019
    About 270km north of Perth, in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, is a small town that punches well above its weight when it comes to community engagement and looking out for the environment. Coorow has a population that sits at around 180 residents (161 according to the 2011 Census) and it seems like every one of them i...
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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Future sustainability of drumMUSTER program enhanced

    Jan 21 2019
    The drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs have been extremely successful stewardship programs in Australia for AgVet chemical containers and chemicals. The programs are supported across the AgVet and primary producer industry, and have operated through strong partnerships between manufacturers, distributors, primary producers a...
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  • Industry Master Code released. FREE Chain of Responsibility online training with Agsafe

    Dec 11 2018
    The Heavy Vehicle National Law’s Industry Master Code has now been finalised and released It has been developed by the ATA and Australian Logistics Council to assist all businesses in the chain of responsibility to manage common risks and improve safety. This is a code developed by the industry, for the indu...
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  • A successful opening day for new drumMUSTER collection site in the Barossa Valley

    Nov 16 2018
    Photo: Local farmers and chemical holders lined up to dispose of their chemical drums the right way. The drumMUSTER program has welcomed the addition of a new container collection site at Kuchels Contractors in Tanunda, South Australia. Barossa Valley farmers, viticulturists and agvet chemical holders now have a pathway for the...
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  • MEDIA RELEASE - New drumMUSTER site for Barossa Valley farmers

    Oct 30 2018
    Barossa Valley farmers now have access to a drumMUSTER collection site in Tanunda. Located at Kuchel Contractors at 52 Siegersdorf Rd, farmers will be able to dispose of their eligible, clean agvet chemical containers responsibly. There is an open day on 14 November for people to bring in the agvet containers to the new drumMUST...
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  • MEDIA RELEASE - drumMUSTER has now collected over 32 million drums

    Jul 24 2018
    Australia’s longest running agricultural waste management program has reached another milestone, with the collection of its 32-millionth chemical container. Agsafe’s drumMUSTER program, which began in Gunnedah (NSW) in 1999, is an end-of-life product stewardship program that has already saved councils an impressive $32 milli...
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  • On Farm Cages for collection of chemical containers

    Jun 12 2018
    drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia. With the approval of drumMUSTER, TP Jones have developed a unique service & to increase the collection of empty containers from their clients, they have manufactured cages specif...
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