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  • Illegal dumping or a temporary situation?

    Oct 27 2015
    What is wrong with this picture? If you look closely, you can see up to 100 empty plastic containers scattered around the dam. There are a number of reasons to worry about this activity, including the following: Looking at the distribution of the drums around the periphery, we can only assume that the drums were dumped in the ...
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  • ChemClear celebrates milestone

    Sep 22 2015
    For the last 12 years, thousands of chemical users have relied on ChemClear to dispose of their unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals. Over this time, the program has grown to become the most successful stewardship – or closed loop – waste disposal program operating in Australia. ChemClear collections help neutralis...
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  • Register your Fenthion products with ChemClear

    Sep 4 2015
    The use of any chemical product containing Fenthion ceases after October 2015 following a 12 month phase out period by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). Fenthion is a broad-spectrum organophosphorus insecticide used to control insect pests in agricultural, commercial and domestic situations an...
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  • ChemClear heads to Victoria

    Sep 2 2015
    ChemClear has scheduled a collection for October/November 2015 for Victorian chemical users to register their surplus, unwanted, unlabelled, mixed or out-of-date agvet chemicals for safe disposal. Since the program’s inception in 2003, ChemClear has undertaken approximately 34 regional collection runs across Victoria and retri...
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  • ChemClear contributes to a cleaner Queensland

    Aug 26 2015
    ChemClear has successfully completed its second largest collection of unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Queensland. The final pool equated to 37.16 tonnes, with 22,041 L/kg of Group 1 classified chemicals and 15,120 L/kg of Group 2 chemicals collected from farmers, businesses, golf courses, government departments...
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  • Irresponsible disposal both costly and harmful

    Aug 20 2015
    Increased scrutiny from consumers and the wider community means responsible waste disposal and good farm environmental management practices are more important than ever if farmers are to maintain consumer confidence. In June 2015, a Cowra vineyard operator was convicted and fined $15,000 in Orange Local Court and ordered to pay ...
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  • Agsafe shortlisted for international stewardship award

    Aug 17 2015
    Agsafe General Manager, Alison Carmichael, is pleased to announce that the organisation has been named as a finalist in the international Agrow Awards 2015 for ‘Best Stewardship Programme (Accreditation & Training, drumMUSTER and ChemClear)’. “The award category recognises outstanding schemes that manage agrochemical ...
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  • Storing agvet chemicals

    Jul 16 2015
    ChemClear collections are scheduled on either a regional or state-wide basis when enough people register to make the service feasible or economical. It’s important for chemical users to keep an eye on their chemical storages and be proactive in registering unwanted chemicals for safe collection and disposal. ChemClear sends in...
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  • ChemClear collection underway in QLD

    Jul 1 2015
    The ChemClear truck is currently winding its way through Queensland, with over 350 waste holders registering in excess of 55,000 lt/kg for collection in the state this year. With the collection now complete in far North Queensland, the truck is currently in and around Brisbane and will be heading out west next week before moving...
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  • New Agsafe GM appointed

    Apr 29 2015
    Australia’s leading agricultural and chemical industry stewardship program Agsafe is pleased to welcome Alison Carmichael as the new General Manager. “I am delighted to be a part of the Agsafe team and to have the opportunity to lead this celebrated not-for-profit delivery organisation. Agsafe has been operating for over 20 ...
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