Chewton raises thousands through service station’s container deposit scheme drop-off hub
By Sourced Externally
November 17, 2023
When friends enviously admire Julie Leach’s new tan, they ask if she’s just returned from a trip to Bali or Thailand.
Little do they know, her new bronzed look is the result of countless hours spent sorting tin cans behind her regional Victorian service station.
Over the past week and a half, Ms Leach has collected and sorted around 60,000 cans and recyclable bottles from residents in and around the tiny town of Chewton, an old gold mining town south-east of Castlemaine.
To ensure her bounty isn’t stolen, she’s been sleeping at the service station overnight.
By her own admission, it’s rather unlikely they’ll be taken.
But the benefits those empty cans and bottles are giving her town can’t be overstated.