Please do­nate in­side not out­side

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

IL­LE­GAL dump­ing has cost char­i­ties more than $300,000 in clean-up costs.

Fed up with the costs, four of WA’s lead­ing char­i­ties have banded to­gether to launch a new cam­paign to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity about how to cor­rectly do­nate their un­wanted items at char­i­ta­ble col­lec­tion bins.

Good Sa­mar­i­tan In­dus­tries, St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety, Angli­care WA and the Spine and Limb Foun­da­tion will cen­tre the cam­paign around its new web­siteGIV.org.au.

It aims to ed­u­cate peo­ple to place do­na­tions in­side col­lec­tion sta­tions, as op­posed to leav­ing items out­side where they are of­ten dam­aged, van­dalised or strewn across the area.

Good Sa­mar­i­tan In­dus­tries’ Deb­bie Cameron said char­i­ties gen­er­ate tons of do­na­tions from more than 1000 do­na­tion bins in WA, but an­nual re­moval costs for items placed out­side bins was about $312,000.

“This cam­paign is fo­cused on ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple in the com­mu­nity who mean well and who want to do­nate their pre-loved items to char­ity, to en­sure they place the items in­side a do­na­tion bin, and not adjacent to it, which does in fact lead to il­le­gal dump­ing,” she said.

“Peo­ple can go to the web­site, where they can find out in­for­ma­tion on the ‘where, what and how’ op­tions.”

Good Sammy divi­sional strat­egy man­ager Deb­bie Cameron at char­ity bins in Kens­ing­ton.

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