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Since the program began in 1999 drumMUSTER has:

  •  Held 67,384 collections nationwide
  •  Resulting in the collection of 36,566,484 chemical containers
  •  Equating to 40,908 tons of material diverted from landfill
  •  At 836 collection sites nationwide 

The Program Has:

  •  Signed up 481 collection agencies including 356 councils conducting collections
  •  107 active community groups nationwide
    •  That have inspected and collected 5,0058,841 chemical containers
    •  This equals to $1,193,059.56 put back into the community 
  •  25 approved processors that remove the collected material and recycle it.
  •  collected 3,655,060 chemical containers from on-farm collections
    •  Farmers can contact their local Regional Consultant for more details.

drumMUSTER Regional Consultants Have:

  • Trained 1,673 people to become drumMUSTER inspectors in the past three years,
  •  This is an average of 2 trained inspectors per site
  •  All inspectors must have a refresher course every three years.


Figures updated on 15 January 2021