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Final drum roll for Strathfield Golf Club

Published: 08-04-2015

Strathfield Golf Club, which operates drumMUSTER on behalf of the Sports Turf Association, will regrettably cease to offer the service from the beginning of June 2015.

The Sports Turf Association and drumMUSTER are keen to ensure that a collection service continues to operate in the area. A revenue stream is provided through the drumMUSTER levy and anyone who is interested in establishing a collection site is advised to contact Jenny Zadro on 0408441119.

drumMUSTER thanks Paul Keary and his predecessor Dave McGlynn for servicing a diverse clientele including golf clubs, turf organisations (notably ANZ stadium),  spray contractors, electrical contractors and cemeteries.

“Unfortunately, development plans for the club has meant a relocation of the depot shed to a more central location which is not suited to drumMUSTER operations,” said Mr Keary.

Mr McGlynn said, “The Strathfield Golf Club Board appreciates their high profile members taking notice of the exceptional environmental and community credibility that drumMUSTER provides.”

Situated on Weeroona Road near Rookwood Cemetery, Strathfield Golf Club has a large cage onsite and is an ideal drop-off point for those living in and around Sydney’s CBD. The club has collected over 16,000 empty agvet containers since it was established.

For deliveries during April and May, please make an appointment by calling 0450963508 or (02) 97632659. From June onwards, chemical users are advised to call Dan Austin of Sydney Weed and Pest Management (7 Stoddart Road, Prospect) and Sydney Mobile Collection (minimum numbers do not apply) on 0417443151 or (02) 96369333.

Since the inception of the program in NSW, chemical users have returned over 7.4 million containers. Nationally, drumMUSTER has surpassed 25 million drums. Once collected, the containers are shredded and transformed into practical items such as plastic cable covers, wheelie bins, road signs and bollards.

drumMUSTER is free to users thanks to a 4 cents per litre/kilogram levy paid on eligible products from participating chemical companies who have signed onto the stewardship program.

The program is ideally set up to meet chemical user requirements for quality assurance (QA) programs. By utilising drumMUSTER, chemical users are provided with documentation that demonstrates they are meeting their responsibilities for on-farm waste management of chemicals and used containers.

drumMUSTER National Program Manager Allan McGann said chemical users should take advantage of the program to satisfy their QA auditors.

“Using drumMUSTER not only shows you’re meeting the requirements of QA programs, but you’re also preventing waste from ending up in the wrong place,” he said.