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drumMUSTER now available on Bruny Island

Published: 06-11-2015

Empty agvet chemical containers can be a health hazard to both users and the environment, but a common dilemma is safely disposing of them.

Thanks to Kingborough Waste Services, the Bruny Waste Transfer Station 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 service at Bruny Island and encourage all farmers in the area to participate in the program.”

The collection bin is located in the Bruny Waste Transfer Station at 231 Main Road, North Bruny. It is available to receive drums every Monday and Friday from 8:30am–4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am–4pm. A Kingborough Waste Services staff member will be on hand to record deliveries. If you have more than 20 drums, please call the Barretta Waste Facility weighbridge on (03) 6267 2337 to make a booking.

An industry stewardship program set up in 1999, drumMUSTER is a fantastic disposal outlet for users across the nation. Once collected, the containers are shredded and transformed into practical items such as plastic cable covers, wheelie bins, road signs and bollards.

All containers presented at the collection must meet the program’s cleanliness standards. Containers must be triple rinsed and free of any chemical residue.

Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 26.5 million drums nationwide. This represents more than 31,540 tonnes of waste which has avoided landfill and been recycled into new and useful things again such as plastic cable covers, wheelie bins and pipes.

For further information on the drumMUSTER program, contact drumMUSTER Regional Consultant Andrew Winkler on 0405 633 410.

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