Senior Citizens welfare committee fundraiser

The huge collection.
The huge collection.

In 2010 the Grenfell Senior Citizens Welfare committee began a new fundraiser for their organisation in the form of a drum muster and have to date raised $11, 339.75 while recycling 45,259 drums.

The October drum muster took place last Tuesday at the Grenfell Waste Depot with great success.

Lisa Nixon and Allan McGann from Agsafe were in attendance and were accompanied by Simon Andrews of New Zealand who works for a company called Ag Recovery recycling.

Simon is currently visiting Australia and touring with the team from Agsafe learning new strategies and procedures used by the organisation.

Developed with the environment in mind, the drumMUSTER program collects and recycles eligible, pre-cleaned agricultural and veterinary chemical containers. 

Working hand-in-hand with local councils and other collection agencies, drumMUSTER has established collection facilities all over Australia and since its inception in 1998 the program has recycled over 30 million containers. 

Once the containers have been collected, they are recycled into re-usable products such as wheelie bins, road signs, fence posts and bollards.

The drumMUSTER service benefits both the user, the environment, industry and the wider community by providing a reliable, cost effective and sustainable option for the recycling of empty eligible agvet chemical containers.

Doug Reid (Grenfell), Allan McGann (Agsafe), Lisa Nixon (Agsafe), Simon Andrews (Ag recovery) and Dennis Hughes (Grenfell) during the October drum muster last Tuesday.

Doug Reid (Grenfell), Allan McGann (Agsafe), Lisa Nixon (Agsafe), Simon Andrews (Ag recovery) and Dennis Hughes (Grenfell) during the October drum muster last Tuesday.

Drum muster's are a great way to raise community funds as well as helping the environment.

Drum muster's are a great way to raise community funds as well as helping the environment.

Utes and trucks lined up to dispose of their used chemical drums.

Utes and trucks lined up to dispose of their used chemical drums.