Record bin haul

February 07, 2018

Bin collectors Tony Mason, Tom Perry, president Simon Pogue and Richard Graves.

Bill Purcell, Sam Lolicato, Ray Fleming and his off-sider Peter.

For those attending Tatura’s recent International Dairy Week, it may have seemed like it was all cows and milk.

But for the Rotary Club of Tatura, this year brought with it a record amount of rubbish.

According to member Bill Purcell, the club had the daily task of collecting all of the full rubbish bins from the cattle areas and replacing them with empty ones.

‘‘Collection begins at 6am each day,’’ Mr Purcell said.

With collection beginning on the Friday prior to the event and continuing until the following Friday, Mr Purcell said Thursday was the biggest morning, following the sale on Wednesday night.

‘‘Over 100 bins are emptied on a daily basis,’’ Mr Purcell said.

‘‘This essential task is performed by about about 10 Rotary members spilt into two teams — the A team and the B team.’’

Mr Purcell said it was not so bad though with each morning’s work finished off with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs.

‘‘The money raised by doing this important job goes to Rotary community projects within the town,’’ he said.

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