MI­NOR­ITY IM­POSE COSTS ON IM­POR­TANT LO­CAL RE­SOURCE

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

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

Pic­ture: MARC McCORMACK

A reader says it is not log­i­cal to cull the croc­o­diles.

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