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Since the program began in 1999 drumMUSTER has:

  •  Held 67,838 collections nationwide
  •  Resulting in the collection of 36,733,267 chemical containers
  •  Equating to 41,053 tons of material diverted from landfill
  •  At 837 collection sites nationwide 

The Program Has:

  •  Signed up 481 collection agencies including 356 councils conducting collections
  •  107 active community groups nationwide
    •  That have inspected and collected 5,018,460 chemical containers
    •  This equals to $1,196,545.39 put back into the community 
  •  25 approved processors that remove the collected material and recycle it.
  •  collected 3,660,640 chemical containers from on-farm collections
    •  Farmers can contact their local Regional Consultant for more details.

drumMUSTER Regional Consultants Have:

  • Trained 1,748 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 15 February 2021