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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    In our September newsletter we advised that Appaprent Ag had withdrawn from the drumMUSTER program.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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  • drumMUSTER supports industry innovation

    Oct 19 2016
    As part of the drumMUSTER program, chemical users are required to take responsibility and cleanliness for their drums, with the process asking for the drums to be rinsed free of residue. Resistance to this process is high when there are a number of drums to be cleaned and the resulting state of drums can be s...
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  • New drumMUSTER sites in GinGin Shire

    Oct 6 2016
    New sites have been established in the Gingin Shire Council region at the Lancelin & Seabird Waste Management Facilities to help service the agriculture and pest industries in the shire. Both sites are open for acceptance of containers during normal opening hours. These sites compliment the current Gingin Waste Management Fa...
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  • Superb achievement for South Australia

    Oct 4 2016
    Farmers and other agvet chemical users across South Australia have continued to support the drumMUSTER program which has resulted in the 4 millionth chemical drum recently being delivered to the Kapunda collection site. Farmers and other agvet chemical users across South Australia have continued to support the drumMUSTER program...
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  • drumMUSTER at the AWRE Expo

    Aug 9 2016
    The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) is the most established commercial event dedicated to the Australasian waste and recycling marketplace. The event brings together the industry to generate quality sales leads; discover the latest trends; showcase innovation; network with key waste and recycling decision makers f...
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