Register your unwanted chemicals by 29 August

29 July 2014

NSW Farmers and chemical users will be given a much needed hand in getting rid of their unwanted agvet chemicals as ChemClear plans its next collection for the state. 

Users have until Friday 29th August to take advantage of this state-run program before the registration closes. 

To register your unwanted chemicals for ChemClear's next run, call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au.

The chemicals ChemClear collects are classified as either Group 1 or Group 2 under the program:

  • Group 1 are collected free of charge to the waste holders as a levy has been paid on these products at the point of manufacturer and passed on through distribution to the consumer at the point of sale. Participating manufacturers' chemical drums or labels display a logo which denotes to the ChemClear and drumMUSTER program eligibility. 108 manufacturers of agricultural and veterinary chemical are voluntary members of the program.
  • Group 2 chemicals include unlabeled or severely out of date products, mixed agvet chemicals and chemicals from non-participating manufacturers. Group 2 products attract a fee per litre charge as they are made by companies not participating in the stewardship programs.

Since 2003, the program has collected a total of 104,000L/kg of hazardous chemicals for safe disposal from NSW and 403,000L/kg across Australia, with 98% of the chemical collected used as an alternative fuel source in the manufacturing process of cement.

For more information, visit www.chemclear.com.au.