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Charity bins Gungahlin style

By johnboy 15 September 2012 55

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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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rhino 5:03 pm 14 Nov 12

Jungle Jim said :

rhino said :

Jungle Jim said :

rhino said :

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

No matter what it is she’s getting rid of here, it’s going to the tip at the charity’s expense.

Wouldn’t the charity collector’s sift through the stuff somewhat and at least have a glance in the boxes and determine if something is valuable they will put it in with the stuff to keep? It wouldn’t make sense for them to blindly keep all of the stuff in the bin which may include garbage and dispose of the stuff next to the bin which may include valuables. Also, to be fair, some items may not fit in the bin and the shops aren’t known for their extensive opening hours. Is there another way to donate?

As far as I know, anything left outside of a charity *clothing* bin is deemed tainted and unacceptable. They don’t collect from these bins every single day, so the chances of anything left outside the bin being soiled (whether that be by the weather, a local dog or some miscreants) is too great to risk.

If you’ve got something that you want to donate and you believe to be valuable to someone in need, make the time to get it to the shopfront. If you seriously can’t spare 10 minutes during your lunch break or on a Saturday morning, then consider listing your valuable donation on freecycle. If it’s truly valuable to a charity, they’ll often come and pick things up from your house too (usually furniture and large items only though).

Good tip with the freecycle thing. Although do you have any tips on how best to use freecycling? I saw there was a yahoo group, but I joined up and they just spammed me with 100 emails a day with every communication from anyone on the site and it seemed impractical to actually search through and find what u want or to advertise urself without going through all that spam either in emails or on the site which is laid out the same way.

It is difficult because I know I personally get a 30 minute lunch break only and by the time I walk to my car, drive somewhere and back and walk back, I’d be late for sure and without even eating lunch. But i guess that depends on your job and the location where you work etc. I also work some saturdays. So it’s pretty difficult for some. Though I’d imagine the majority of canberra in the APS with fairly flexible hours and long lunches could manage.

Yeah I’d agree that if you wished to donate you should put it in the bin or take it to the shop, but given that they are there, if you were collecting them for the charity, why wouldn’t you collect the most useful stuff regardless of its location and then dispose of the rest? Obviously not if it has gone mouldy in the rain, but if it is all fine and you see some fine china in a box compared to some muddy boots in the bin, I’d chuck out the boots and keep the fine china if I were them.

RedDogInCan 11:17 pm 13 Nov 12

bigfeet said :

RedDogInCan said :

Sweet, so a few minutes with Photoshop and a quick email and I can get anyone fined $200. Watch out the next non-parent parking in a PWP spot.

Ah..but thats not illegal. PWP spots are just a suggestion. A suggestion I note, find incredibly stupid, and then chose to ignore.

I’m sure I can knock up a pretty convincing photo of your car doing something illegal. Now the court of public oppinion can be backed up with real fines.

Jungle Jim 8:21 am 13 Nov 12

rhino said :

Jungle Jim said :

rhino said :

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

No matter what it is she’s getting rid of here, it’s going to the tip at the charity’s expense.

Wouldn’t the charity collector’s sift through the stuff somewhat and at least have a glance in the boxes and determine if something is valuable they will put it in with the stuff to keep? It wouldn’t make sense for them to blindly keep all of the stuff in the bin which may include garbage and dispose of the stuff next to the bin which may include valuables. Also, to be fair, some items may not fit in the bin and the shops aren’t known for their extensive opening hours. Is there another way to donate?

As far as I know, anything left outside of a charity *clothing* bin is deemed tainted and unacceptable. They don’t collect from these bins every single day, so the chances of anything left outside the bin being soiled (whether that be by the weather, a local dog or some miscreants) is too great to risk.

If you’ve got something that you want to donate and you believe to be valuable to someone in need, make the time to get it to the shopfront. If you seriously can’t spare 10 minutes during your lunch break or on a Saturday morning, then consider listing your valuable donation on freecycle. If it’s truly valuable to a charity, they’ll often come and pick things up from your house too (usually furniture and large items only though).

rosscoact 7:17 am 13 Nov 12

rhino said :

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

Dumping crap on the side of the road is wrong no matter if you think other people would treasure your junk or not

rosscoact 7:15 am 13 Nov 12

Truthiness said :

I guess it comes down to how badly you want to see this woman get a $200 fine for being lazy.

How badly do I want people who dump rubbish on my street to get caught and fined so perhaps they’ll stop doing it? Pretty badly

bigfeet 6:40 am 13 Nov 12

RedDogInCan said :

Sweet, so a few minutes with Photoshop and a quick email and I can get anyone fined $200. Watch out the next non-parent parking in a PWP spot.

Ah..but thats not illegal. PWP spots are just a suggestion. A suggestion I note, find incredibly stupid, and then chose to ignore.

OzChick 1:39 am 13 Nov 12

This carpark has recently been fenced off. Does anyone know what they are going to build there?

RedDogInCan 9:31 pm 12 Nov 12

Golden-Alpine said :

I got a phone call from City Rangers today. Guess who is getting a $200 fine?

Sweet, so a few minutes with Photoshop and a quick email and I can get anyone fined $200. Watch out the next non-parent parking in a PWP spot.

gazket 6:25 pm 12 Nov 12

Wouldn’t the charity collector’s sift through the stuff somewhat and at least have a glance in the boxes and determine if something is valuable they will put it in with the stuff to keep? It wouldn’t make sense for them to blindly keep all of the stuff in the bin which may include garbage and dispose of the stuff next to the bin which may include valuables. Also, to be fair, some items may not fit in the bin and the shops aren’t known for their extensive opening hours. Is there another way to donate?

they are “clothing bins” for charity and not a Tardis to jam in boxes of crap you couldn’t sell at Trash and Treasure. I’m pretty sure stores are open Saturday mornings to drop off larger items if they can be of use.

rhino 5:57 pm 12 Nov 12

Jungle Jim said :

rhino said :

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

No matter what it is she’s getting rid of here, it’s going to the tip at the charity’s expense.

Wouldn’t the charity collector’s sift through the stuff somewhat and at least have a glance in the boxes and determine if something is valuable they will put it in with the stuff to keep? It wouldn’t make sense for them to blindly keep all of the stuff in the bin which may include garbage and dispose of the stuff next to the bin which may include valuables. Also, to be fair, some items may not fit in the bin and the shops aren’t known for their extensive opening hours. Is there another way to donate?

Jungle Jim 3:10 pm 12 Nov 12

rhino said :

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

Dude – it’s already been said. Dumping things next to the charity bins is just as illegal as dumping them in the park or on the road. Also said, just above, is that if she’s dumping useful items, she should take them to the shop. No matter what it is she’s getting rid of here, it’s going to the tip at the charity’s expense.

rhino 2:36 pm 12 Nov 12

I may be missing something, but what if she was donating boxes full of Blu ray players, blu rays, armani suits and gold jewellery? haha Obviously an exaggeration, but how do we know that she isn’t leaving useful things there for the charity instead of just dumping rubbish? I have put bags full of clothes in the bins before and if it is in a bag it’d look like garbage I guess. Or is the issue just that the bin is full and she is dumping it next to the bin? Or did you witness it close enough to tell what was in the boxes?

Alderney 1:34 pm 12 Nov 12

tim_c said :

dazzab said :

Maybe the boxes are full of very useful things just to big to get in the bins? 🙂

Then perhaps she should drop it off direct at the charity store (if it really is useful).

Too right. I’ve taken things to the Salvos at fyshwick and we’ve often dropped things off at Vinnies in Tuggers.

Just take it to the bloody shop for god’s (Beryl’s) sake.

Keijidosha 12:42 pm 12 Nov 12

Golden-Alpine said :

The Rangers were very happy to hear from me, especially after they saw the picture here and I could provide the unedited picture with rego number.

Hopefully the ranger you called was Walker. A Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the face is undoubtedly the best solution to this problem (and most others too).

poetix 12:22 pm 12 Nov 12

LSWCHP said :

FXST01 said :

Golden-Alpine said :

I got a phone call from City Rangers today. Guess who is getting a $200 fine?

I was quite pleased to hear from them and they were quite pleased with the photo and information provided.

Love your work Golden-Alpine 🙂

I’ll second that. There really is a God!

And his name is Allah…or Zoroaster…or Zeus…or Wotan…or Shiva…whatever…

Actually, her name is Beryl.

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