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Elmore and Raywood hold annual drumMUSTER

Published: 21-10-2013

Greater Bendigo City Council will once again host its annual drumMUSTER collection day at Elmore and Raywood this month.

Farmers looking to get rid of their empty agvet chemical containers can offload their clean and empty drumMUSTER drums at Elmore Harness Racing Club and Raywood Recreation Reserve on October 30th.

Raywood Recreation Reserve will take in drums from 9am-11am, while Elmore Harness Racing Club will be open from 1pm-3pm.

Victoria’s drumMUSTER Consultant John Knight said October is the perfect time for local farmer’s to get in and clean up their on-farm storage.

“With a quiet period coming to an end before harvest, now is the perfect time for the region’s farmers and chemical users to off-load their rinsed our drums for collection and recycling,” he said.

“All drums need to be inspected to make sure they’re clean and ready to be recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way.”

John said he drummed up plenty of support from locals and visitors at the Elmore Field Days earlier this month.

“I hope all those locals who I talked to at the Field Days can make an appearance on Wednesday and prevent a build-up of waste on their property,” he said.

More than 71,000 drums have been collected and recycled in the Bendigo region since 2000. That’s nearly 79 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill.

Elmore Harness Racing Club is located on Raywood-Elmore Road in Elmore.  Raywood Recreation Reserve is located off Inglewood Street in Raywood.

Remember to rinse all drums. Pierce metal drums to allow for better air-flow after rinsing. Plastic drums also need to have lids off before delivering.

Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 22 million drums nation-wide. That represents more than 27,000 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill.

For more information contact Victoria’s drumMUSTER Consultant John Knight on 0427 346 325. For further information on the drumMUSTER program, call 1800 008 707.