The Riverland Resource Recovery Facility has opened its doors and is set to receive eligible, clean, empty agvet chemical containers under the drumMUSTER program.
“Disposal and recycling through drumMUSTER demonstrates chemical users are acting responsibly by diverting containers that could end up in landfill,” said National Program Manager Allan McGann.
“We definitely welcome the new site at Monash and encourage all farmers in the area to participate in the program.”
The collection site, located on Hoskins Road in Monash, is run by Transpacific. It is open Monday to Friday 8am–4pm, Saturday 8am–12pm and Sunday 12pm–4pm. For deliveries of 100 drums or more, phone (08) 8582 2601 to make an appointment.
drumMUSTER resellers in the area also welcomed the new arrangement.
“Our customers are keen to dispose of their drums in an environmentally friendly way. This is now made easier with the new facility operating 7 days a week,” said Russell Mudge, Merchandise Manager of Elders Barmera.
“Previously, growers had only 2–3 days a year to deliver their drums,” he added.
All containers presented at the collection site must meet the programs cleanliness standards. Containers must be free of any chemical residue.
Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 24 million drums across Australia. Once collected, the containers are shredded and transformed into practical items such as plastic cable covers, wheelie bins, road signs and bollards.
For further information about the drumMUSTER program, call (02) 6230 4799.