Chemical Containers

the drumMUSTER program provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

Greater Shepparton City Council participates in the drumMUSTER program that allows residents to collect and return empty and cleaned farm chemical containers to our resource recovery centres for recycling.

drumMUSTER is the national program that has been set up for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.

As a chemical user, drumMUSTER provides you with a defined route to safely dispose of your used chemical containers. All you are required to do is clean your containers so they are free of any chemical residue then deliver them to one of our Resource Recovery Centres located in Shepparton, Ardmona or Murchison. This is a free service; however, you are required to book your visit on one of the specific days available for collection. Bookings can be made by calling Council on 5832 9700 to register your name, address and number of drums.

Only drumMUSTER registered drums are collected (look for the drumMUSTER symbol, above right). Drums must be triple rinsed and free of residue. Lids are to be removed but can also be recycled at the time of delivery.

To find out more about the drumMUSTER program please visit the drumMUSTER website.