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Lions buried under cans and bottles

Maclean Lions were kept very busy on Sunday for the first day of their container deposit scheme; Return & Earn stall. 

At 9am the Lions Club opened a bulk container return station at their shed in Ironbark Dr, Townsend. Coordinator Mark Ingram said there was a constant stream of people bringing their cans and bottles to cash in for cash. As well as members of the public receiving a refund for their container deposits, groups including Rural Fire Service and Men’s Shed gained funds for their organisations. 

Cashier, Denise Worrill said that this is one of Maclean Lions Community Service Activities. Adding that the Lions Club does receive a small processing fee for their work and some people even donated their cans and bottles to the Lions Club. 

Maclean Lions will operate the Return & Earn stall each Sunday and Wednesday in Iron Bark Drive, between 9am to 1pm. They will pay 10c for cans, bottles and cartons that are intact and reasonably clean. They must have the government marking and a readable barcode.