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  • DrumMUSTER celebrates 20 years of clean, green farms

    May 30 2019
    drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop protection and on-farm animal health chemical containers; known as AgVet products.  drumMUSTER’s belief is that the responsible use of AgVet chemicals, and waste management initiatives mean a cleaner environment...
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  • EPA fines basil farmer $2500 for misuse of pesticides

    May 19 2019
    The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding horticultural growers to use and store pesticides correctly and ensure pesticide qualifications are valid after issuing fines totaling $2500 to a basil grower for unlawfully using pesticides on produce, operating without the correct qualifications, not storing pest...
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  • Seawin Biotech joins drumMUSTER program

    May 8 2019
    Welcome to the drumMUSTER & ChemClear family Seawin Biotech. We’re thrilled to have you on board! Seawin’s biologically enhanced fertilisers provide outstanding nourishment and stimulants for your plants and improves the health and performance of the soil. Seawin’s biologically enhanced fertil...
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  • Bundaberg farmers proving their environmental credentials through the drumMUSTER program.

    Apr 30 2019
    Over 700,000 containers have been recycled through the drumMUSTER program in the Bundaberg region since 1999. Since November 1999 farmers and agvet chemical users in the Bundaberg region have utilised the drumMUSTER container recycling program to recycle over 700,000 ag and vet chemical containers. This equates to over 740 t...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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