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City of filth. Charity bin disgrace returns

By 26 December 2012 34

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So this is what Dickson looks like this boxing day morning.

Congratulations to every lazy dirty bogan who was so keen to “give to charity” they couldn’t be arsed doing their illegal dumping at the tip.

You walk amongst us and for reasons passing understanding we’re not allowed to brand your foreheads for easy identification.

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City of filth. Charity bin disgrace returns
cross 1:17 pm
26 Dec 12
#1

At least there doesn’t seem to be any TV’s

Masquara 3:38 pm
26 Dec 12
#2

Perhaps the most useful form of volunteering in Canberra at the moment would be to pick up after these scum!

KarlV 4:00 pm
26 Dec 12
#3

The tartan plastic shopping bag on the right just screams bogan-dead beat.

Masquara 4:03 pm
26 Dec 12
#4

KarlV said :

The tartan plastic shopping bag on the right just screams bogan-dead beat.

Nonsense. Everyone uses those.

Pork Hunt 4:21 pm
26 Dec 12
#5

KarlV said :

The tartan plastic shopping bag on the right just screams bogan-dead beat.

The MacBogans from Dunbogan?

muscledude_oz 5:27 pm
26 Dec 12
#6

I noticed this morning as I arrived at Anytime Fitness at Tuggers Hyperdome many large bags of clothing had been dumped outside the St Vinnies shop. Most of these people probably thought they were doing a good deed for the less fortunate but most of it cannot be resold and has to be taken to the dump.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:46 pm
26 Dec 12
#7

That’s really gross. By now peeps know if its not in the actual bin or dropped inside the store its going to the tip.

Easy solution. CCTV facing all donation bins.

poetix 5:58 pm
26 Dec 12
#8

muscledude_oz said :

I noticed this morning as I arrived at Anytime Fitness at Tuggers Hyperdome ….

Some people didn’t drink enough yesterday.

KarlV 9:18 pm
26 Dec 12
#9

Masquara said :

KarlV said :

The tartan plastic shopping bag on the right just screams bogan-dead beat.

Nonsense. Everyone uses those.

Yes, every Bogan……….

How_Canberran 9:46 pm
26 Dec 12
#10

Masquara said :

Perhaps the most useful form of volunteering in Canberra at the moment would be to pick up after these scum!

Am I missing something here? We have ten clothing bins, some of which appear to be full, and a heap of clothing piled up on the ground. If the charities dont want the clothing…lose the bins! If the overflow of charitable donations raise the ire of some RA bleeding hearts…lose the bins!

I have a heap of decent ‘old’ clothing that I want to get give away shortly…RA suggestions please??

How Canberran.

Sandman 10:17 pm
26 Dec 12
#11

Get rid of the bins already, or at the very least put some cameras up and get a few number plates to send infringement notices to.

Aubergine 9:00 am
27 Dec 12
#12

I’d be willing to bet most of that stuff comes from people who (a) had some spare time on hols to clean out their wardrobes and drawers of old clothes, (b) bagged it and took it down to the charity bins to do a good deed by donating it, (c) found the filthy useless things were all full because they never get emptied anywhere near often enough by the charities that ostensibly run them (d) couldn’t find a real garbage bin because the ACT Govt has seemingly removed them all to make garbage truck drivers’ jobs easier (e) got the irrits with all this stupidity and slung their crap on the ground cos the Boxing Day sales were starting without them. Or something like that.
Solutions? Get rid of the bins – but morons will simply create pyramids of junk where the bins used to be. Centralise the bins – not working so well at Cooleman Court (anyone got a photo of what that looks like today?). Have regular kerbside collections maybe? You could put a special plastic bag in every letterbox twice a year; residents fill that up with old clothes and leave on the kerbside for pickup by second hand clothing resellers or charities (whoever has the initiative to get there first).

screaming banshee 9:01 am
27 Dec 12
#13

How_Canberran said :

..RA suggestions please??.

If it doesn’t fit in the bin take it to your nominated charity when it is open…and perhaps let them know their bin is too full.

‘I shouldn’t have to figure out or do things myself’…how canberran indeed.

JC 9:48 am
27 Dec 12
#14

How_Canberran said :

Masquara said :

Perhaps the most useful form of volunteering in Canberra at the moment would be to pick up after these scum!

Am I missing something here? We have ten clothing bins, some of which appear to be full, and a heap of clothing piled up on the ground. If the charities dont want the clothing…lose the bins!

If the overflow of charitable donations raise the ire of some RA bleeding hearts…lose the bins!

I have a heap of decent ‘old’ clothing that I want to get give away shortly…RA suggestions please??

How Canberran.

The point is they have to go in the bins. If they are not in the bins then it is littering and the charities cannot use the product. Though to be honest most of the s*** that is dumped is useless anyway so will end up as bags of rags, so better than the tip I suppose.

shirty_bear 10:37 am
27 Dec 12
#15

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

By now peeps know if its not in the actual bin or dropped inside the store its going to the tip.

Well, peeps who read RA do. Think you’ll find these grubs operate on a different/lower level of awareness.

How_Canberran said :

I have a heap of decent ‘old’ clothing that I want to get give away shortly…RA suggestions please??

Like CGN said, if it won’t fit in a bin, hand it over at the shop. If the quality is such that you’re not prepared to hand it over face-to-face, then dispose of it yourself. It’s not rocket surgery.

Mr Evil 2:20 pm
27 Dec 12
#16

Time to get rid of charity bins, methinks.

Venuslace 2:45 pm
27 Dec 12
#17

It’s just so inspiring to see people giving to charity as they have done n Dickson. NOT!!! How could anyone feel good about this dump, disguised as a “charity donation”. You people who dumped their junk all over the streets and slung from here to eternity must be Very Proud of your “Donations!” I hope you all brought along the “Kiddies” for a ride to see how loving and giving Mummy & Daddy are. Maybe they will grow up just like them! These are the people who need to be rounded up and charged with littering and what ever charge the police of Dickson can muster up! These are the people who complain that the government just doesn’t do enough to help them, while they languish with beer in had and steak on the barby! I hope they have cameras to see the culprits who did this, especially at this time of the year, where we were to, ” love thy neighbors and be as a child with your children”. Round those trashy people and fine them, or arrest them. Give them all a garbage bag, maybe they can hit the bag, once it is in their rotten hand! Disgusting and shameless. It make one want to cry…….

Zan 2:55 pm
27 Dec 12
#18

A lot people have left their goods on the sides of roads in the streets for anyone to take. Some put up a sign saying free.

wildturkeycanoe 9:00 pm
27 Dec 12
#19

I tried getting rid of a whitegood for free a while ago and even after much interest I couldn’t get anyone reliable enough to pick it up. 3 weeks later and sick of waiting for folks I put it for sale for $50 and it went that afternoon. Maybe these dumpers could have a garage sale and make some cash instead of making trouble for charities. If it doesn’t sell, why even bother donating it?

amaroovian 11:32 am
28 Dec 12
#20

Aubergine said :

Have regular kerbside collections maybe? You could put a special plastic bag in every letterbox twice a year; residents fill that up with old clothes and leave on the kerbside for pickup by second hand clothing resellers or charities (whoever has the initiative to get there first).

Does this happen anywhere anymore? I remember collections like this back in the 80s when I lived in outer suburban Melbourne and it worked really well. A particular charity (can’t remember who) would deliver large yellow plastic bags to every letterbox with a notice saying what day it would be collected and what could be donated. It was done so it didn’t coincide with garbage collection, and I remember walking to school with the street lined with yellow bags leaning against trees and letterboxes for one day.

Mind you, where I lived charity bins were not practical because of the large blocks and distances between shops, so perhaps it was a specific strategy for those types of areas.

gooterz 1:07 pm
28 Dec 12
#21

They obviously empty the bins with a truck. Why not just organize a once every! Weeks pickup. you rock up and dump your rags on the back of the truck.

Also why do people wear so many clothes? wear it a couple of times then get new ones for no logical reason at all

TheDancingDjinn 2:28 pm
28 Dec 12
#22

amaroovian said :

Aubergine said :

Have regular kerbside collections maybe? You could put a special plastic bag in every letterbox twice a year; residents fill that up with old clothes and leave on the kerbside for pickup by second hand clothing resellers or charities (whoever has the initiative to get there first).

Does this happen anywhere anymore? I remember collections like this back in the 80s when I lived in outer suburban Melbourne and it worked really well. A particular charity (can’t remember who) would deliver large yellow plastic bags to every letterbox with a notice saying what day it would be collected and what could be donated. It was done so it didn’t coincide with garbage collection, and I remember walking to school with the street lined with yellow bags leaning against trees and letterboxes for one day.

Mind you, where I lived charity bins were not practical because of the large blocks and distances between shops, so perhaps it was a specific strategy for those types of areas.

The green shed have 1 kerbside pickup per year, but they will only take stuff the size of a 2 seater couch. (i called recently to ask) Personally i think that is very little, considering that people usually dont rid that little in a whole year.
Though i have to say for the photo, that’s nothing! – Kippax 2 weeks ago seen someone bring down a entire childrens bedroom set complete with wardrobe, and one of those huge old wall units for the big tv’s. That person loaded a trailer to dump it all at the shops, on a rainy day. Id imagine this stuff looks like this, because people have gone through it, which i have no issue with – but they could at least search in a tidy fashion, rather than leave this laying around.

kakosi 12:03 am
29 Dec 12
#23

Is the mess entirely from people dumping or from other people rummaging through the bags left outside the bins?

cleo 3:03 am
29 Dec 12
#24

Looks to me like people have been through the bins, or maybe the homeless sleeping in them, I have heard of that before.

poetix 12:02 pm
29 Dec 12
#25

There are people in developing countries with more intelligence than the spoilt bogans who dump this stuff who nevertheless have to make their living sorting through tips.

Doesn’t seem fair, somehow.

Doc Dogg 6:15 pm
30 Dec 12
#26

I climbed over the piles of broken furniture at Kippax to put a couple of bags into the charity bins a few days ago. The bins were half full, so I suspect that most of the people dumping stuff didn’t even attempt to put it in the bin.

Also, there was a bloke from TAMS sitting in his vehicle taking photos of the illegal dumping who wound down his window and thanked me for doing the right thing.

Paul0075 8:05 pm
31 Dec 12
#27

Some of it looks like people have been removing things from the bins and rummaging through it all.

Basilbrush 10:48 am
01 Jan 13
#28

TheDancingDjinn said :

amaroovian said :

Aubergine said :

The green shed have 1 kerbside pickup per year, but they will only take stuff the size of a 2 seater couch. (i called recently to ask) Personally i think that is very little, considering that people usually dont rid that little in a whole year.

The free pick up you are referring to is for concession card holders (DVA, pensioners, etc) who find it hard to get to the tip/shed. A great service utilised very well.

DrKoresh 11:29 am
01 Jan 13
#29

Venuslace said :

It’s just so inspiring to see people giving to charity as they have done n Dickson. NOT!!!

How could anyone feel good about this dump, disguised as a “charity donation”. You people who dumped their junk all over the streets and slung from here to eternity must be Very Proud of your “Donations!” I hope you all brought along the “Kiddies” for a ride to see how loving and giving Mummy & Daddy are. Maybe they will grow up just like them! These are the people who need to be rounded up and charged with littering and what ever charge the police of Dickson can muster up! These are the people who complain that the government just doesn’t do enough to help them, while they languish with beer in had and steak on the barby! I hope they have cameras to see the culprits who did this, especially at this time of the year, where we were to, ” love thy neighbors and be as a child with your children”. Round those trashy people and fine them, or arrest them. Give them all a garbage bag, maybe they can hit the bag, once it is in their rotten hand! Disgusting and shameless. It make one want to cry…….

Well that was…interesting. A few bags short of a charity-bin, are we?

milkman 6:17 pm
01 Jan 13
#30

Zan said :

A lot people have left their goods on the sides of roads in the streets for anyone to take. Some put up a sign saying free.

What, next to the charity bin?

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