IT seems like round two for Queenslanders needing the services of the ChemClear program after the state has once again been battered by historic storms and floods.
Since late last year, ChemClear has been planning its 2013 collection for Queensland, which was scheduled to start in June.
ChemClear's national program manager Lisa Nixon thought they were headed for a dry run before severe weather hit most of the state this month.
Lisa said the program's next collection will now be crucial after the devastating floods.
"We were gearing up for a relatively quiet run through Queensland this year, but it seems that the timing of our collection will now coincide with the huge clean-up that property owners are now faced with," she said.
"Once again our ChemClear team are ready and willing to help farmers and other ag-vet chemical users to dispose of chemicals that have been damaged, inherited or are simply not used anymore."
It's been two years since ChemClear responded to demand for its services after the devastating floods that hit in 2011.
Since that collection, another 37,500 litres of unwanted or out-of-date ag-vet chemical has been registered through the program for disposal.
Lisa said their last run in Queensland was the program's most successful.
"Our post-2011 flood collection included a Flood Recovery program where funding from the Queensland Government was provided to ChemClear to disperse to people needing assistance in the disposal of damaged and inherited ag-vet chemicals," she said.
"This funding provided much needed assistance to farmers and other community members who had found ag-vet chemicals after they had been washed downstream or had stockpiles of damaged products."
The joint industry government initiative was able to collect and dispose of more than 52,700L of hazardous ag-vet chemical that may have otherwise ended up buried in landfills.
ChemClear is an industry stewardship program which collects and disposes ag-vet chemical products from 99 manufacturers under a levy that is applied at the point of sale.
More than 15,500L of these products are already registered for this year's collection and will be collected at no charge.
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