CHEMICAL drum recycling is booming in Bundaberg after the region collected its biggest haul of containers through drumMUSTER this financial year.
Latest drumMUSTER results show sites in the Bundaberg Regional Council area collected 71,797 drums through the national agvet chemical container recycling program.
That's more than 18,000 drums than the year before.
Queensland drumMUSTER consultant Colin Hoey said drum numbers in the area had risen by more than 30% in just under a year.
"Congratulations to the local growers who have embraced the program possibly better than anywhere else in Australia," he said.
"On-farm options and strategic depot location give the local farmers every opportunity to recycle their drums. I would expect the great results to continue in the Bundaberg Regional Council area."
He said farm collector Peter Radel, the official Dump Rat for the Bundaberg region, had inspected and transported more than 43,000 drums on his own for the year.
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