Charity bins to be banned from public land
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.