Drum Musters

drumMUSTER is specially designed for the disposal of eligible, cleaned agvet chemical containers.

drumMUSTER collects eligible non-returnable metal or plastic containers above one litre/kilogram and up to 205 litre/ kilogram in declared content in the packaging of crop production and animal health products used for:

  • agricultural and livestock production
  • industrial and recreational pest and weed control
  • forestry
  • household pest control operations
  • similar activities conducted by government authorities.

Participating manufacturers are identified by the inclusion of the eligible drumMUSTER container logo on their eligible containers. The logo can be displayed on the chemical label, embossed into the container wall or applied as a sticker to the container. Containers not displaying this logo may be from non-participating manufacturers and will not be accepted into the program.

This logo indicates that a levy has been applied to the product and is therefore eligible under the drumMUSTER program.

Manufacturers signing a participation agreement must include Hazardous products in the program.

The inclusion of non-hazardous products by the supplier/manufacturer participating in our program is voluntary and at the discretion of any participating manufacturer or supplier.


Mid-Western Regional Council Waste Facilities host a drumMUSTER on specific days. Each site is different. You can make an appointment with your nearest facility by contacting our Customer Service Department on 1300 765 002 or 02 6378 2850.

drumMUSTER days
  • Mudgee Waste Facility Drum Muster - The first Wednesday of every month.
  • Gulgong - any day of the week, by appointment only.
  • Kandos - any day of the week, by appointment only.

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ChemClear is a not for profit chemical collection and disposal service for unwanted and unknown agvet chemicals. The program contributes to the ongoing sustainability of Australia’s food and agricultural industries ensuring that unwanted chemicals are collected and disposed of in a safe and responsible manner. ChemClear requires users of agvet chemicals to identify the chemicals they are using and storing, assess the chemicals that need disposing of and register them for the next ChemClear collection in the area.

ChemClear is not a Council run program and all bookings for collection need to be directed to ChemClear. http://www.chemclear.org.au/, or phone: 1800 008 182