Using chemicals responsibly

Disposing of chemicals and containers

There are two nation-wide programs in Australia to help farmers and other users of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals to dispose of unwanted chemicals and empty containers.

Both programs are operated by Agsafe on behalf of AgStewsardship Australia, a consortium of chemical manufacturers and primary producer organisations.


ChemClear aims to reduce the quantity of agvet chemicals stored on properties and business, and so reduce the potential for harm to people, the environment and the agricultural industry.

For more information and to get in touch with ChemClear about getting rid of chemicals visit the ChemClear website, register by calling 1800 008 182 or call on (02) 6230 6712.


drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia.

There are seven collection points in the Northern Territory where you can take your empty, clean, eligible agvet chemical containers to be collected, processed and recycled.

To find the location of your nearest collection point, and find out what containers qualify, visit the drumMUSTER website or call (02) 6230 6172 .

Ineligible containers

If your container is eligible for recycling through drumMUSTER, it will be marked on the container.

If it doesn't have the marking, read the container label and follow the directions for disposal.

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Last updated: 03 December 2019

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