Mackay Regional Council has been named the Council Collection Facility of the Year at the annual DrumMUSTER/AgSafe awards.
Judges said the Council’s proactive support of local growers, “ensured the program’s success across a significant geographical footprint, adding to Mackay’s environmental aim of having a region that embodies the target of Healthy Rivers to Reef systems.”
Mackay Regional Council has been involved in the collection program for almost 20 years. It joined DrumMUSTER to reduce the amount of agricultural and veterinary chemical containers in landfill and on farms in a region that produces about one-third of Australia’s sugar.
The other finalists in the category were City of Greater Bendigo (VIC) and Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (SA).