Charity bins to be banned from pub­lic land

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CHARITY bins will banned from pub­lic land in the Town of Cam­bridge.

Fol­low­ing the City of Joon­dalup, which last year banned the bins from City-owned land, coun­cil­lors at a meet­ing last week opted against the bins to avoid fur­ther lit­ter and il­le­gal dump­ing.

Ex­ist­ing bins will be re­moved.

Coun­cil­lors So­nia Grin­ceri, Pauline O’Con­nor, Rod Bradley and Mayor Keri Shan­non agreed that over­flow­ing charity bins were an “eye­sore”.

Cr Bradley showed the gallery im­ages of charity bins in the Town with bags of clothes left around them to il­lus­trate his point.

It was noted that bins on Gay- ton Road and Pear­son Place were reg­u­larly in dis­ar­ray.

Cr Corinne McRae failed to sway other coun­cil­lors against the move to ban, mak­ing the point that over­flow­ing charity bins were a sign that more were needed, in­stead of fewer.

Ms Shan­non said she was happy for peo­ple to drop off their un­wanted items di­rectly to charity to avoid neg­a­tively af­fect­ing the amenity of nearby res­i­dents.

The Town will add two re­cy­cling col­lec­tions through­out the Christ­mas and New Year pe­riod, to be con­sid­ered in the 2016-17 draft bud­get.

There are 30 charity do­na­tion bins within the Town.

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