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Since the program began in 1999 drumMUSTER has:

  •  Held 71,156 collections nationwide
  •  Resulting in the collection of 38,164,354 chemical containers
  •  Equating to 42,376 tonnes of material diverted from landfill
  •  At 844 collection sites nationwide 

The Program Has:

  •  Signed up 483 collection agencies including 355 councils conducting collections
  •  107 active community groups nationwide
    •  That have inspected and collected 5,309,574 chemical containers
    •  This equates to $1,276,957.81 being put back into the community 
  •  41 approved processors that remove the collected material and recycle it.
  •  collected 3,842,871 chemical containers from on-farm collections

drumMUSTER Regional Consultants Have:

  • Trained 1,777 people to become drumMUSTER inspectors in the past three years,
  •  This is an average of 2.1 trained inspectors per site
  •  All inspectors must have a refresher course every three years.


Figures updated on 18 October 2021