Burdekin primary producers have until Friday (March 27) to register their obsolete agvet chemicals with the ChemClear program.
More than 26,500 litres of chemical has already been registered by 92 waste holders in the state, including farmers, rural businesses and golf courses.
In the last month alone, ChemClear has recorded a 6.6 per cent increase in registrations, with 10,500 lt/kg of Group 1 (currently registered) and 16,000 lt/kg of Group 2 (unknown and deregistered) chemicals awaiting collection in May.
To date, ChemClear has retrieved and disposed of over 141,000 litres of chemical from five previous collections in Queensland. Nationally, ChemClear is on the brink of breaking the 460,000 litre milestone.
ChemClear uses 98% of chemicals collected as an alternative fuel source in the manufacturing of cement. Most of the material is destroyed in kilns which reach temperatures in excess of 1800°C.
For more information about the ChemClear program or to register for the collection, call ChemClear on 1800 008 182 or log on to www.chemclear.com.au.