All farm chemical users within our region are encouraged to bring their empty, cleaned, non-returnable, steel and plastic farm chemical containers to our local drumMUSTER facility for inspection and collection. DrumMUSTER will now accept previously non-eligible containers such as surfactants, dairy chemicals and liquid fertilisers but will not accept containers that have contained petroleum, oil or liquid chlorine.
Containers must be:
- Triple rinsed (into your spray tank)
- Clean and dry with no chemical residue
- Declared clean by an authorised drumMUSTER inspector on delivery
For further information pick up the ‘Agsafe Standard for Effective Rinsing of Farm Chemical Containers’ brochure from your chemical outlet or see the drumMUSTER website.
Permanent drumMUSTER collection sites are open every Wednesday from 9am to 3pm or other times by arrangement at the Maffra Landfill, Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill and the Yarram Transfer Station.
Wellington Shire Council and Sustainability Victoria have extended the Victorian Oil Recycling Network in our area to provide farmers with a free service to safely dispose of used motor oils from their properties.
Bulk quantities of used motor oil (20 to 200 litres) are accepted at the Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill and the Yarram Transfer Station.
Small quantities of less than 20 litres are accepted at all our Waste Facilities.
Currently there is no permanent collection point for silage wrap recycling in the Wellington Shire, however Council hope to run a silage collection program yearly, depending on the availability of recycling processors and demand. Programs will be advertised by Council prior to the collection period.
Alternatively, Latrobe Waste and Recycling will accept silage wrap for recycling in Morwell. Bulka bags of clean, dry silage wrap can be taken to LaTrobe Waste and Recycling at the Morwell Transfer Station, Porters Road, Morwell (off Tramway Rd) from Monday to Friday, 8.00am until 2.00pm at a cost of $20 per bulka bag. For further information phone LaTrobe Waste and Recyclers 0418 260 466. Drouin Waste Recyclers accept silage wrap in bulka bags for recycling year round in the last week of each month. See http://drouinwaste.com.au/recycling for more information.
Please ensure silage wrap is free of twine, net wrapping and debris to ensure recycling of material can occur. Farm plastics can still be disposed of as commercial waste at Council transfer stations and landfills for the applicable commercial waste fee. We recommend that you only dispose of silage wrap as commercial waste as a last resort.