Growers with unwanted chemicals only have a few days left to register them for this year’s collection in South Australia. Commencing in May, ChemClear will be travelling around the state collecting unwanted and out-of-date agvet chemicals.
As part of the program, growers are asked to register their chemicals before the closing date on the March 28.
More than eight tonnes of chemicals has been registered for this year’s collection so far.
Some chemicals are eligible for free disposal due to a levy applied on products at the point of sale by manufacturers participating in the program.
A fee per litre for disposal is applied to chemicals that sit outside the stewardship program. These are chemicals from unknown and historic manufacturers or companies not participating in the ChemClear and drumMUSTER stewardship programs.
Farmers and chemical users are advised not to wait to register chemicals for the upcoming collection. Each year people miss out on collections because they did not register in time.
“Registrations are essential as it is a legal requirement to know what we’re collecting, carting and disposing of when we hit the road in May,” said ChemClear National Program Manager Lisa Nixon.
“We visit every state and territory in Australia on a cycle program, so it may be a couple of years before we undertake another state collection in South Australia. “The ChemClear program is a vital service for chemical users needing to meet quality assurance and environmental management systems and for those just wanting to do the right thing and dispose of their chemicals safely and environmentally,” said Ms Nixon.
To register your unwanted chemicals for ChemClear’s next run, call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au