New South Wales property owners can register their unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals for Agsafe’s ChemClear collection which is hitting the road in March.
Chemclear is a non-profit waste collection service for agricultural and veterinary chemicals and provides periodic collections of those products across Australia.
ChemClear is a widely recognised program that manages the risks associated with obsolete agvet chemicals. The program provides a safe, effective and convenient path for chemical holders to dispose of their unwanted agvet chemicals. The ChemClear program encourages farmers and other agvet chemical users to clean up their farms and chemical stores to ensure sound environmental practices, and register unused and unknown chemicals for collection and safe disposal.
Waste holders have until 19 February to book their unwanted chemicals online or with the ChemClear hotline, and all registered users will be notified of collection locations and dates in their council area by early March.
Agsafe General Manager, Dominique Doyle, said “Farmers have huge expenses and need to use all chemicals they purchase where possible. When they don’t have a use for them, or have inherited redundant chemicals, they’re making a conscious decision to dispose of those chemicals in a responsible way. ChemClear gives them that option”.
When taking an inventory, ChemClear requires the name of the product, manufacturer, container size and the remaining quantity in the container to enable a registration. If the container has no label on it, ChemClear requires the size of the container, whether it is a powder, granule or liquid and the remaining quantity in the container.
Chemical containers displaying the drumMUSTER logo are eligible for free collection.
Agvet containers without the logo or are unlabeled, expired, mixed or from non-participating manufacturers, are designated fee-for-service products incurring a per L/kg fee for disposal.
A quote will be supplied for fee-for-service chemicals before collection.
A retrieval vehicle will be collecting registered chemicals from allocated sites in each Shire Council area where a registration has been received.
Register your chemicals now online at www.chemclear.org.au or phone 1800 008 182.
For interviews and photos contact:
Allan McGann, National Compliance Manager, drumMUSTER & ChemClear. Phone: 0488 188 149
Dominique Doyle, General Manager, Agsafe. Phone: (02) 6206 6888