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.

drumMUSTER is specially designed for the disposal of eligible, cleaned agvet chemical containers.

drumMUSTER collects eligible non-returnable metal or plastic containers between one litre/kilogram and 205 litre/ kilogram in declared content in the packaging of crop production and animal health products used for:

  • agricultural and livestock production
  • industrial and recreational pest and weed control
  • forestry
  • household pest control operations
  • similar activities conducted by government authorities.

Participating manufacturers are identified by the inclusion of the eligible drumMUSTER container logo on their eligible containers. The logo can be displayed on the chemical label, embossed into the container wall or applied as a sticker to the container. Containers not displaying this logo may be from non-participating manufacturers and will not be accepted into the program.

Collection sites

Coleambally and Darlington Point
DrumMuster is coordinated by the Coleambally Men's Shed as a means of fundraising.
Please contact the Men's Shed to arrange delivery. Contacts are: Kevin Coster on 0427 544 061 or Kevan Boyle on 0428 690 499.
Drums can be delivered to the Council Depot at 3 Bencubbin Avenue, Coleambally every Wednesday between 9 am and 12 pm. 

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. ChemClear collections are held periodically. We will advise of dates when they are announced. For more information, please visit: www.chemclear.org.au