Looking At Landcare (6/12/2019) – Ag & Chat and drumMuster Roundup

Hi Landcarer’s

Have you been part of an Ag & Chat morning tea in your area?

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program is hosting these events, mostly in smaller centres around our region, with events being held at Trundle Library on Friday, 6 December, Tullamore Hall on Monday, 9 December and Yoeval at Buckinbah Park on Tuesday, 10 December, Gooloogong Hotel on Wednesday, 11 December and at Bogan Gate on Friday, 13 December, all commencing at 10am.

Bedgerabong Public School will also host an event on Thursday, 12 December. Note that this is from 9.30am.

These events are an opportunity to catch up with others in the community at a free event, with morning tea and a guest speaker.

If you haven’t booked in and are keen to attend, please contact Dianne Gill on 0427 460 430 or email dianne.gill@health.nsw.gov.au

Still with a rural focus, but a slightly different topic….drumMuster is being held at Parkes Waste Depot on Friday, 13 December from 9am. It is great to have people so keen to get in and clear up their drums and this is also a fantastic opportunity for a catch up!

Please make sure that you book in by texting me on 0418 611 053 or email me at cwllpo@hotmail.com. We have a few significant loads booked in already so if you book in, we are able to mitigate waiting times to keep things moving.

In Forbes, drumMUSTER is usually held on the second and last Friday of each month between 9am and 12pm. Bookings are required on 02 6852 1488.

Friday, 13 December will be the last Forbes collection in 2019 and the team will resume collections on Friday, 14 February 2020.

drumMUSTER is a national product stewardship program that is supported by agvet chemical manufacturers, industry stakeholders which includes member and farming associations, state and local governments.

drumMUSTER has established collection facilities all over Australia and since its inception in 1998 the program has recycled over 34 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.

Participating manufacturers are identified by the inclusion of the eligible drumMUSTER container logo on their eligible containers. Containers not displaying this logo may be from non-participating manufacturers and will not be accepted into the program.

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