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  • drumMUSTER: Recycling for farmers

    Last updated: 12-11-2012
    As homes, businesses and schools prepare for National Recycling Week today farmers and chemical users can also do their bit through drumMUSTER. In just over 14 years Australia’s only agricultural and veterinary chemicalcontainer recycling scheme has helped prevent more than 25,000 tonnes of waste ending up in landfill. That r...
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  • Training day for drumMUSTER inspectors

    Last updated: 05-11-2012
    Two of drumMUSTER’s behind the scenes players sat down with workers at Yass Transfer Station to get some lessons in drum inspecting. drumMUSTER’s Program Coordinator Nick Arnott-Job along with Communications Officer Chris Davis put on the rubber gloves and protective specs to see what the thousands of inspectors across Au...
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  • Chittering Shire gets active drumMUSTER style

    Last updated: 01-11-2012
    Chittering Shire Council staff have rolled up their sleeves and got down to work in preparation for this month’s drumMUSTERcollection day. The council will ramp up their agvet chemical container recycling after more than two years without a collection. Five staff members have been fully trained in drum inspection and have bee...
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  • Keen Cardinia holds another drumMUSTER

    Last updated: 26-10-2012
    Cardinia Shire Council will once again hold a drumMUSTER this Saturday to follow up on the successful collection at Tynong in July. From 10am -12pm residents can drop off their empty agvet chemical containers on Saturday 27th October at the Council Depot, 18 Purton Road, Pakenham. Records were broken at Tynong Shire Depot�...
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  • Lucky SA farmer returns 3 millionth drum

    Last updated: 23-10-2012
    Less than 100 empty agvet chemical containers returned by a farmer have helped South Australia crack the 3 million drum record last Wednesday. The lucky deliverer, Sheldon Keller from Robertstown, had no idea he was holding the state’s 3 millionth drum when he drove in with 97 of his drums ready to be recycled and turned into ...
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  • Dookie Lions Club commits 100% to drumMUSTER

    Last updated: 22-10-2012
    The Dookie Lions Club say they will be fully committed to their new duties as drumMUSTER inspectors after members voted unanimously to start collecting empty agvet chemical containers. The newest addition to the drumMUSTER family will receive 25 cents for each drum they inspect from local farmers and chemical users around th...
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  • Struggling firies call for drumMUSTER containers

    Last updated: 19-10-2012
    A group of local fire fighters are calling on farmers, growers and other agvet chemical users to bring in their empty drums after collection numbers reached an all-time low in the shire this week. For the past four years the Maindample CFA has been collecting drums at the Mansfield Works Depot to raise money for new equipment an...
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  • drumMUSTER kicking goals for Silo Challenge

    Last updated: 12-10-2012
    As the story goes in 1992 AFL superstar Billy Brownless stopped at Mirrool in NSW on his way to a wedding and kicked a footy over the town’s 32 metre high grain silos. From that day on locals and visitors continue to gather every year for one day in October and attempt the amazing kick again at the Mirrool Silo Kick Challenge....
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  • Elmore Racing Club set to harness drum power

    Last updated: 04-10-2012
    Victorians in the Greater Bendigo region are racing to improve their drumMUSTER efforts as a number of collection days are scheduled to kick off next month. The Elmore Harness Racing Club will hold its first drumMUSTER at the course to give local growers the opportunity to get rid of their empty and clean agvet chemical conta...
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  • Dalby sets its sights on next 20 millionth milestone

    Last updated: 03-10-2012
    The Dalby region is helping drumMUSTER get a head start on collecting another 20 million drums as the local council prepares for three musters next week. Collections will be held at Bell, Ducklo and Jandowae next Thursday to give local growers the opportunity to get rid of their eligible and clean agvet chemical containers. L...
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