DrumMUSTER & ChemClear

Murrumbidgee Council is proud to participate in the national drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs.

drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable metal and plastic agvet chemical containers. The containers are recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.

drumMUSTER provides:

  • an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users to the problem of disposing their empty chemical containers;

  • helps property owners to keep their property clean of potential contamination;

  • encourages good farming practice and meets Quality Assurance obligations; and

  • supports the preservation of the wider environment.

Collection sites

Coleambally and Darlington Point
Ongoing collections every Wednesday by the Coleambally Men's Shed. Make a booking at the Murrumbidgee Council Coleambally office on 02 6954 4060 and deliver drums to Council Depot at 3 Bencubbin Avenue, Coleambally. The shed makes $25 for every 100 drums delivered.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Murrumbidgee Council on 0427 848 194. Delivery address: Murrumbidgee Council Depot (old MRE Building), 3 Coonong Street, Jerilderie 2716.

For more information visit www.drummuster.com.au or 1800 008 707

ChemClear® is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals. The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade. 

Agsafe’s ChemClear program is holding a collection in New South Wales in March 2022. Agvet chemical users can now register their unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals for collection by visiting the ChemClear website or by calling 1800 008 182. Registrations close 28 January 2022.

All successful registrations are acknowledged by email or post. A reference number relating to each of your Group 1 and 2 chemical registrations will be provided. Once your chemicals are registered with ChemClear, continue to store the chemicals safely and securely.

An appropriate quantity of storage stickers will be sent out by post, one month after your registration with ChemClear. These stickers will display your registration reference number and are provided for placement on the containers you have registered for disposal. These stickers will aid safe storage and identify the chemicals to your employees, auditors and others as being registered for disposal.

ChemClear will contact you directly to advise the location and date of the collection point in your local government area. If you have registered any Group 2 classified chemicals you will be provided with a quotation on a per lt/kg basis for the collection and disposal of these products. ChemClear will contact you and provide the following information:

  • the address of the collection site
  • a date for the collection
  • an appointment time to deliver the chemicals to the collection team

To register your chemicals, please visit: www.chemclear.org.au/register-your-chemical