Drumming up support for environmental care

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FARMERS and community members from around the region are being invited to dispose of their old chemical drums at the Colbinabbin Transfer Station next Thursday, September 12, between 9am and 12pm, as part of a special drumMUSTER event.

Campaspe Shire Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said the drumMUSTER is part of Agsafe’s annual program and provides an easy, environmentally friendly opportunity for farmers to dispose of old chemical drums without harm.

“The program ensures chemical drums are disposed of correctly, avoiding potential contamination in waterways and diverting toxic waste from entering into landfill,” Cr Weston said.

Drums eligible for disposal include all drums with the drumMUSTER logo that have held agricultural chemicals, detergents, dairy chemicals, liquid fertilizers and other non-hazardous farm chemicals.

All drums dropped off for disposal must be: plastic or metal, one litre to 205 litres in size, rinsed until free of any visible chemical residue, clean and dry, punctured (if metal) and have all lids removed.

An inspector will view all drums dropped off on the day and any containers that have not been properly cleaned or drained inside and out will not be accepted.

For more information about the drumMUSTER, including permanent collection points around Victoria and how to correctly clean your drums, visit www.drummuster.org.au