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Changes to annual Warren drumMUSTER run

Published: 10-08-2012

The Warren Shire’s July drumMUSTER run has been delayed until August after recent rain has slowed bookings in the region.

Drums will now be collected from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16thAugust. OnFarm processing will be available to collect stockpiles direct from farms, subject to volumes.

Locals will be able to drop-off small or larger quantities of drums on the first day of the run (Tuesday 14th August) at the Warren Airport subdivision. However, prior bookings must be confirmed with the shire office.

drumMUSTER Northern NSWConsultant Phil Tucker said farmers should book now or miss out on getting rid of their agvet drums in a timely and environmentally responsible manner.

“Now is the time to think about recycling your empty and clean agvet chemical containers from your property while the opportunity is there,” he said. “Since the CDEP site closed in Warren, we no longer have an ongoing service. While the processer will visit the shire, it is normally an annual event.”

“To ensure the run is cost effective for the contractor, it is important we get a strong commitment from chemical users by booking their drums early with the shire.  The more bookings we get, the more we can guarantee we’ll be able to provide the service.”

During the previous run in May 2011 more than 8000 drums were received by the drumMUSTER program. Since the program started in 2000 more than 105,000 drums have been collected for recycling across the Warren Shire.

Farmers, operators and resellers who have clean pesticide containers with caps removed need to contact Jacinta Fuller at Warren Council with an estimate of drum numbers on (02) 6847 6600.

For further information on where to drop off your drums, call drumMUSTER Northern NSW Consultant Phil Tucker on 0427 925 274.

For any further information on the drumMUSTER program, call 1800 008 707 or log on to