If you drive past a charity bin – or a charity shopfront like the Salvation Army or Vinnies after closing hours, it’s likely you’ll see a few overflowing bags, and possibly a variety of electrical goods like fans and heaters (I’ve even seen a dishwasher before!) cluttering up the area next to the bin, or [...]
We have just had a huge wardrobe cleanout and have everything from brand new items still with tags through to much-worn things. Mr Catty says charities won’t take any clothing and it’s a waste of time taking them. He wants to take them all to the tip, but my scruples won’t let me; there are [...]
The ABC is claiming a small 10% drop in the amount of crap being illegally dumped on charities:
During the Christmas break there was a 10 per cent drop in the amount of waste being left at collection points under the guise of a donation.
Over the past few years several charities have removed collection bins [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has made known the success of the charity bin trial (consolidating the bins to areas they can be better policed), and plans to extend it Territory-wide:
“The development of the Code of Practice follows a six month trial where a range of measures were tested to see if they improved the management and reduced [...]
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.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a charity bin fire which occurred yesterday afternoon (Sunday, December 9).
Around 2.20pm Gungahlin police officers saw a large amount of smoke coming from the Salvation Army charity bins located on Ernest Cavanagh Street.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended the scene and extinguished the blaze, managing to limit the fire damage [...]
This in from Golden-Alpine:
This picture was taken at the charity bins at Gungahlin today, Saturday 16/9/12 at 12:10pm.
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Spotted at Dickson shopping centre on Sunday arvo, a superb example of resourcefulness from a couple who decided to cut out the middleman of the charity shop and do their shopping from the charity bin itself.
And, of course, not pay for it.
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On Saturday Katy Gallagher announced a new trial program to resolve illegal dumping next to charity bins. The trial will begin on Wednesday and involve relocating charity bins in Weston Creek shopping centres to Cooleman Court and enhancing enforcement on unmoved bins (more detail here).
“Charity bins are a great way for people to donate clothing, [...]
Thanks to P1 for sending in the pic with this note:
You can dump’em for free, but there is still a broken telly by the charity bins in Kippax tonight.
Flat panel too.
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Territory and Municipal Services are celebrating the catching of three more miscreants dumping around Gungahlin’s charity bins:
City Rangers issued another three on-the-spot fines to people for illegally dumping rubbish around charity bins in Gungahlin on the weekend.
The blitz took place following two others that have taken place earlier this month which have fined a [...]
Territory and Municipal Services bring us the happy news that rangers have been out around the charity bins and have caught some of the illegal dumpers blighting our community.
City Rangers issued another four on-the-spot fines to people for illegally dumping rubbish around charity bins in Gungahlin on the weekend.
The blitz took place following one [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has annnounced her government is running up the white flag against charity bin dumpers and making strategic withdrawal:
“Since the last roundtable in January consultation has taken place with charity groups. Today’s roundtable agreed that a pilot program will be undertaken.
“This will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the options to address [...]
A problem known for years gets some media traction in the silly season and Chief Minister Gallagher is all over it like a rash:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher will convene a roundtable next Wednesday to try to find a solution to illegal dumping at charity bins, and [...]
On the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 December 2011, I went to the Southlands (Mawson) charity bins to donate some clothes to charity by placing them in the bins. Found a disgraceful mess. Ended up taking clothes home. Had camera with me, and decided to take some pics. Decided to visit other [...]
Stuart has sent this gem in with this note:
The charity bins at Kippax are treated as nothing more than a cheaper version of the tip by many people. So here’s the Government’s reaction to the problem. Good to see it’s proving so effective…
(it’s nice to see that someone’s thoughtfully made sure to include [...]
Damien Haas has sent this one in after unloading his packed panel van at the tip for a princely $10.
Apparently two men and the truck were needed to offload all the crap.
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Owen has sent through this pic of the state of the donations bins in Kippax.
West Belco represent!
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(And yes, after a short coastal break I’m back. Thanks to Jazz for holding the fort)
I am a mother of 3 on a low income and I pass by my local charity bin every Sunday and notice that there are mountains of goods left outside the bins.
Now my understanding is that anything left outside the bins is considered rubbish, cannot be sold on by the charity as it is [...]
This morning after a long overdue clean up of my spare room, I made a visit to the tip (or whatever it is now known as). I duly paid $10 to dump about three boxes of rubbish from the boot of my small car.
I then drove on to the Woolies carpark in Gungahlin to put [...]
Can someone please explain to me why the Charity Bins in the Woolworths carpark at Gungahlin, are ALWAYS surrounded by mountains of junk? I HAVE NEVER FOUND THEM EMPTY AND THEY ARE ALWAYS SURROUNDED BY JUNK. DISGUSTING!
Please, please please people … if you have rubbish, take it to the tip.
IF you have WORTHWHILE charitable goods, [...]