MINORITY IMPOSE COSTS ON IMPORTANT LOCAL RESOURCE
AS THE team leader of the Nic Nak Shed I totally agree with Mossman Lifeline manager Wendy Jones and the concerns she raised in regards to a small minority of the public using local op shops as a place to dump there rubbish rather than taking a trip to the tip.
Public support is a huge part of what makes The Nic Nak Shed a local icon and it is great to see that we have a large following from both locals and tourists alike.
Without ongoing donations from the general public The Nic Nak Shed would be unable to operate. However, signs on and around the donation bin clearly state that we only accept saleable items and no electrical goods as at this stage we are unable to tag and test.
Soiled torn and pilled clothing are not saleable items and we do not have the facilities to launder them. However, we still continue to receive donations that do not fit our criteria.
Unsellable clothes and goods therefore have to be removed at our expense.
Joanne Westgate & The Nic Nak Shed Team Port Douglas Community Service Network
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