Charity Clothing Bins on Public Land
Charity clothing bins have been an issue for Local Governments generally for many years and it has become a growing community concern with the perceived increase in their placement by various organisations. The Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2014 prohibits the use of local government property for the placing or maintaining of a collection bin.
The City recognises the value to the community and charitable organisations of Charity Clothing Bins and has been working collaboratively with charitable organisations on a more efficient way to collect and improve the volume of second-hand clothing donations within the local community, including clothing collection days at sites throughout the City along similar lines to the e-waste collection events held quarterly at the Leisure Centre – Craigie.
The Charity Clothing Drive will allow local residents and the wider community an opportunity to deposit unwanted clothing in a responsible and effective manner while reducing the risk of illegal dumping and damaged or unwanted goods being sent to landfill at the expense of the charity.
Finding more efficient and contemporary ways to collect household clothing highlights the importance of donating to those in need as well as allowing charitable organisations to save significant costs and direct this towards other important services that they deliver in our community.
The City holds a number of clothing and textiles drop-off days throughout the year.
For more information call 9400 4255.