If you're involved in farming in Towong Shire, a number of programs are available to help you manage waste.
drumMUSTER – farm chemical collections
Towong Shire Council provides the free drumMUSTER chemical drum collection service during the normal operating hours of the Corryong Landfill and Tallangatta Transfer Station.
All drums must meet drumMUSTER's cleanliness standards, including:
- There must be no chemical residue on the inside or the outside of the container, including the thread and cap. If any chemical residue is visible when you deliver your containers, these drums will be rejected.
- After rinsing your chemical container, leave it to dry with the cap off. This will help with the drying process.
- The threads of the container opening must be free of residue. The cap should not be replaced on the container, but 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 you take your container home, properly clean it and return it 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 product label recommendations.
For more information, visit the drumMUSTER website.
Silage wrap recycling
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 doesn't break down when buried, is unsightly and presents a hazard to stock.
Silage wrap in clean plastic bags can be disposed at Council’s waste disposal facilities at Corryong and Tallangatta. Normal transfer fees apply to all other silage wrap, bailed or loose.
ChemClear is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted registered agvet chemicals. It aims to minimise the accumulation of unwanted chemicals on farms or in storage which may create risks to the environment, public health and trade.
ChemClear helps chemical users implement safe chemical management practices by providing a reliable, safe and cost effective disposal pathway for unwanted agvet chemicals.
Visit the ChemClear website for further details.
Big Bag Recovery
Big Bag Recovery is the national program for the collection of unwanted plastic bags that carry products and ingredients like: fertiliser, seeds, animal feeds, flour, salt, sugar, milk powders, sand, gravel, mulch, cement and more.
The program only includes recyclable bags that are woven polypropylene (wPP) and low density polyethylene (LDPE).
Visit Big Bag Recovery for further details.