BEGA district people are being urged not to leave unusable goods outside local charity stores.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s waste minimisation officer, Bradley Nolan, said organisations such as the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army were having to spend hundreds of dollars in tipping fees every year to dispose of donated goods that cannot be used or sold.
“We don’t want to discourage people from donating to charity but we do want them to think twice before putting something in a charity bin or dropping it off at a St Vincent de Paul or Salvation Army outlet.
“If it’s of no use to you will it be of any use to someone else?
“If the item is broken or no longer working then all we ask is that you do the right thing and take it to one of the shire’s waste and recycling depots instead,” Mr Nolan said.
Council will be erecting signs outside the St Vincent de Paul outlet in Gipps Street, Bega, urging people not to donate goods after hours.
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