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Win for farmers in drumMUSTER year-round service

Published: 18-03-2013

A local tip will now provide a regular drumMUSTER service for local farmers looking to get rid of their empty agvet chemical containers.

For more than 10 years, Narrogin Refuse Site in WA has held two collection days per year to service local farmers who want to recycle their eligible and clean containers through the national program.

But starting from 6th March, Narrogin will provide the drumMUSTER service all year round. It will join neighbouring councils of Wagin, Kojonup, Boddington, Katanning and Williams who have already implemented an ongoing service.

Since 2001, the site has collected more than 25,000 drums. That equates to more than 25 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill.

Narragin drumMUSTER site holidng thousands of drums ready to be collected for recycling.

Narrogin’s last collection in November saw more than 1,400 containers collected for recycling, making it one of the most successful collections in the site’s 12 year history.

South Western Australia drumMUSTER Consultant, Graeme Passmore said farmers no longer need to wait for a collection date.

“If the Narrogin tip is open you can deliver your drums,” he said. “Greater access to drumMUSTER will make it easier for farmers to reach their on farm waste management goals.”

“Sustainable waste management practices are an essential component when striving for positive environmental outcomes and high levels of safety and food quality.”

Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 21 million drums nation-wide. That represents more than 26,000 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill and being recycled into new and useful things again, like plastic cable covers, wheelie bins and pipes.

For further information on the drumMUSTER program, call 1800 008 707. For local questions, call South Western Australia drumMUSTER Consultant Graeme Passmore on 0429 933 307.