Farmers called on to boost recycling program
ORGANISERS of the rural recycling program drumMUSTER are calling on Victorian farmers to bring in their empty chemical drums to help the environment.
drumMUSTER national program manager Allan McGann said that with the recent significant rainfall farmers can expect excellent crop yields and with plenty of feed for livestock producers there should also be an increase in hay production across the region.
“With the rainfall there are reports of increased fungicide spraying activity, which in turn sees an increase in containers requiring proper disposal,” he said.
“Following the spraying period and before harvest, it would be a good time to clean up the farms and deliver all eligible cleaned containers to the various collection sites across the region.
“A lot of farmers have been active in delivering their drums in, but there are still others that have not recognised the benefits of the drumMUSTER program,” Mr McGann added.
All eligible containers have a small levy applied that allows the containers to be accepted at the collection sites at no additional cost.
Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 28 million drums nation-wide, representing more than 28,000 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill and being recycled.
For more information visit www.drummuster.com.au.
Local collection site information can be found at www. drummuster.com.au/find-a-collection-site.