March 20, 1981: You little bottler!

August 18, 2017

Bottle Depot yardman, Frank Teague, has found his way amongst a veritable mountain of glass. 

A delay in collection by the breweries and the after effects of Christmas has resulted in a giant pile of "stubbies" building up on McGregor's Ashenden St bottle yard, this week. 

Owner, Mr Jim McGregor, estimates there are about 20 semi trailer loads in one corner. 

Meanwhile, they keep on coming while Frank, who has worked at the yard for 19 years, has the job of keeping order on the site. 

In our consumer society that turns out thousands of emptied containers, the bottle business is one that is growing. 

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