Dumping on charities a disgrace

LEONGATHA resident Bernadette Grimes is just one local resident who is disgusted at the amount of rubbish being dumped at the Lifeline charity bin in the IGA carpark in Leongatha.

Lazy people are dumping loads of household rubbish at charity bins clearly marked and designed for donations of clothing, personal items and goods that could be used to help the poor and needy.

Instead of doing something good for the community and the disadvantaged, some people who cannot be bothered putting their rubbish in a wheelie bin or driving to the tip are using the donation bins as their own personal rubbish tip.

Piles of rubbish were spilling out of the bins and littering the IGA carpark, creating a lot of attention from disgusted shoppers yesterday (Tuesday).

One Leongatha lady said the pile was much bigger on the weekend and another lady said she saw a load of electrical appliances, including old vacuum cleaners, dumped there on the weekend.

On Tuesday, Bernadette Grimes, a volunteer for the Leongatha Salvation Army, saw a man collecting records from the piles of rubbish and told the man there is usually a $2 charge for records at the shop, so the man gave her the money that she will donate to charity.

She said it was upsetting seeing people using the bins as a dumping ground.

“People don’t want to pay tip fees,” she suggested.

Ms Grimes said if the weather changes and rain arrives, volunteers will have a bigger mess to clean up.

Dumping disgrace: Leongatha Salvation Army volunteer Bernadette Grimes salvaged items of worth from a pile of rubbish dumped at the Lifeline Charity bin in the IGA carpark, Leongatha, yesterday (Tuesday).

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=23642

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