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  • Irresponsible disposal both costly and harmful

    Last updated: 20-Aug-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

    Last updated: 17-Aug-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

    Last updated: 16-Jul-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

    Last updated: 1-Jul-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

    Last updated: 29-Apr-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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  • Last chance to register for ChemClear collection

    Last updated: 5-Mar-2015
    With the booking line for the Queensland collection closing on 27 March 2015, now is the perfect time to register your obsolete agvet chemicals. Over 26,500 litres of chemical has already been registered by 92 waste holders in the state, including farmers, rural businesses and golf courses. In the last month alone, ChemClear has...
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  • New Regional Consultant for South Australia

    Last updated: 4-Mar-2015
    Users of drumMUSTER and ChemClear have a new port of call, with the experienced Stewart McIntosh looking forward to the challenges ahead in his role as the new Regional Consultant for South Australia. Mr McIntosh has a wealth of industry knowledge and in addition to helping increase container return rates and liaising with local...
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  • Register your chemicals before 27th March

    Last updated: 20-Jan-2015
    ChemClear is forecasting a record breaking collection when it heads to Queensland this year. The collection, due to run through May and June, will be ChemClear’s 6th visit to Queensland. National Program Manager Lisa Nixon believes that the totals will surpass all previous collections undertaken in the state. “We have had a ...
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  • Queensland chemical collection eagerly anticipated

    Last updated: 15-Jan-2015
    Preparations for the 2015 Queensland ChemClear collection are underway, with Program Manager Lisa Nixon forecasting a big year for the program. Lisa said, “we have had a lot of interest already from primary producers and other agvet chemical users that have registered their surplus stocks over the last 12 months.   We are ex...
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  • Health Warning

    Last updated: 16-Dec-2014
    Agsafe and its programs are working with NSW WorkCover to spread awareness of the effects of chemical exposure to farmers and the rural community. There are a variety of chemicals that have been identified as being hazardous to health, not only from direct use but from secondary exposure. One of the more volatile chemicals is t...
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