Towong Shire

Managing Farm Waste

There are a number of programs in Towong Shire to help farmers manage their farm waste. These include:

drumMUSTER – Farm Chemical Collections

Towong Shire Council provides the free drumMUSTER chemical drum collection service during normal operating hours of the Corryong Landfill and Tallangatta Transfer Station. All drums must meet drumMUSTER's cleanliness standards:

  • There must be no chemical residue on the inside or the outside of the container, including the thread and cap.  If there is any chemical residue visible when delivering your containers these drums will be rejected.
  • After rinsing your chemical container it should be left to dry with the cap off which will aid in the drying process.
  • The threads of the container opening must be free of residue and although the cap should not be replaced on the container, it may be brought separately to the collection if clean.
  • Your container should have the labels on to provide inspectors with identification of the container being handled.
  • A signed statement by the farmer or chemical user at the point of the collection provides drumMUSTER with evidence that the container has been rinsed.
  • If your container is rejected, the inspector will request that your container is taken home, properly cleaned and returned for recycling in your next delivery.
  • When rinsing the chemical container use the rinsate to make up an application of the same chemical according to the products label recommendations.

For more information go to the drumMUSTER website

Plasback – Silage Wrap Recycling Program

Over 5,000 tonnes of silage film and covers are discarded after use every year. These products are made from high quality liner low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. It does not break down when buried, is unsightly and presents a hazard to stock. Plasback will provide a long term, low cost solution for farmers and councils to dispose of and create new value out of this farm plastic waste.Silage wrap in plasback clear bags can be disposed of free of charge at Council’s waste disposal facilities at Corryong and Tallangatta. Normal tip fees apply to all other silage wrap, bailed or loose.

Visit www.plasback.com.au for more information on the plasback program.

ChemClear

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

ChemClear assists chemical users to implement safe chemical management practices by providing a reliable, safe and cost effective disposal pathway for unwanted agvet chemicals. Go to the ChemClear website for further details. 

 

Last updated: 03 January 2018