Lockyer Valley Regional Council can now accept a wider range of empty chemical containers due to changes with the drumMUSTER program announced by Agsafe this month.
Empty triple-rinsed Seasol International and Sabakem containers will now be accepted at drumMuster collection points including those in the Lockyer Valley, providing the container meets the programs cleanliness standards.
Council's Waste Transfer Facilities at Gatton, Laidley, Lockyer Waters and Grantham are approved collection points for the drumMUSTER program.
Waste Portfolio Councillor Jason Cook said the change was a win for farmers and chemical users within the Lockyer Valley.
"We are proud to participate in the drumMUSTER service to our community to ensure an easy and environmentally-friendly disposal for your empty chemical containers," he said
"The drumMUSTER website has a full list of requirements, however some easy things to remember are that all chemical containers must be triple-rinsed, dried with the cap off and still have labels attached."
Chemical containers will be examined by approved inspection officers, and the chemical user must sign a statement as evidence that the container has been rinsed.
There are currently 124 manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural and veterinary chemicals which are participating in the voluntary product stewardship programs drumMUSTER and ChemClear.
Participating manufacturers are identified by a drumMUSTER eligible logo which can be displayed on the label, embossed into the container or applied as a sticker.
For further information, contact Council on 1300 005 872 or visit www.drummuster.org.au