SUE Portelli is raking in the big bucks through the Moama Return and Earn facility.
But she’s not using one cent on herself.
Instead, Sue and her neighbours at Rich River Lakes Estate are saving every can, bottle and plastic container to raise funds for charities.
Every $50 they raise will go to a charity of a neighbour’s choice.
Starting with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Mercy Ships and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
‘‘I’ve had a lot of neighbours get on board,’’ Sue said.
‘‘If we keep doing this, we’ll have raised thousands of dollars for charities before we know it.’’
This isn’t the only cause Sue is passionate about.
She’s also collecting old phones to raise money for orangutans in Rwanda and Uganda, towels and sheets for wildlife rescue groups and sending bras to East Timor, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
‘‘My life is lived recycling. I hate waste,’’ she said.
‘‘And so often we forget our purpose here — to leave the world a better place than when we came.’’
If you’d like to get involved, call Sue on 0429 372 974.