Kiama Municipal Council has established a drumMUSTER collection point at:
All drums must:
drumMUSTER is the national program, funded by farmers and chemical users, for collection and recycling of eligible, empty, cleaned farm chemical containers. Chemical users pay a 4c per litre or kilogram levy on eligible products sold in non-returnable containers. Containers are identified by a logo (sticker, label or embossed) which shows they are eligible for recycling through drumMUSTER.
Farmers are given a receipt when delivering containers; these receipts are accepted by Quality Assurance programs and Environmental Management Systems as evidence of responsible waste disposal. All containers accepted by drumMUSTER are recycled into products such as wheelie bins, roadside posts, irrigation pipes, vineyard posts and outdoor furniture.
drumMUSTER is an initiative of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the National Farmers Federation (NFF), Croplife Australia Ltd, Animal Health Alliance and the Veterinary Manufacturers and Distributors Association (VMDA) to provide farmers with an environmentally responsible way of disposing of their empty chemical containers.
Burning chemical containers or burying them uncleaned on farm land or in landfill is illegal and incurs substantial penalties.
Further information contact the Kiama Council's Minnamurra Recycling Depot on (02) 4237 5148 or visit the drumMUSTER website at www.drummuster.com.au
Last updated: Thursday 16 August, 2012