Page menu

Give unused chemicals the heave-ho with ChemClear

12 February 2015

Farmers with unwanted, out-of-date, deregistered, and unknown agricultural and veterinary chemicals, can take part in this year’s ChemClear collection program by registering their products before Friday 27 March.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm encourages all chemical users in the region to take advantage of ChemClear’s safe and environmentally friendly collection and disposal service.

“Council strongly encourages all chemical users in the Western Downs to take-up this opportunity to dispose of any out-of-date and unwanted chemicals safely and responsibly through the ChemClear program,” he said.

“The program provides primary producers with an environmentally friendly option to manage their stocks, and helps rid our communities of any potentially dangerous agricultural and veterinary chemicals.”

Cr Olm said ChemClear will contact registered persons to arrange a collection date, time and pick-up location, with some chemicals able to be collected free of charge as part of the program.

“The collection program will run during May and June and be conducted by qualified ChemClear staff. Chemicals which display the drumMuster logo are eligible for free collection and disposal, while non-eligible chemicals can still be registered for disposal,” he said.

Chemical users wishing to dispose of unwanted chemicals must register their products before Friday 27 March by calling 1800 008 182 or visiting www.chemclear.com.au.

ChemClear is a national industry stewardship program for the collection and safe disposal of unused and unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals. The program operates through Agsafe Ltd which is a non-government not-for-profit organisation.

— Ends —