Drum Muster

Drum Muster is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable, crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.

Drum Muster


The Northern Midlands Council acts as a collection agency for these containers at the Longford Waste Transfer Station on Wednesday between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, Campbell Town Waste Transfer Station on Tuesday between 9.30am and 4.30pm and Avoca on Saturday between 10am and 4.30pm. Please call 6391 3032 to register for this service.

To safely recycle containers, they must be:

  • pressure rinsed
  • triple rinsed, or
  • fully cleaned with a mechanical rinsing device

This should be done immediately after emptying the container, before any residue has a chance to dry and harden.

Further information is available on the Drum Muster web site or from the site attendants on the drumMUSTER empty chemical container program.