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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 8:46 AM 
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Dan Alessio, a 78-year-old hairdresser, left a box and two shopping bags of books outside a Melbourne Salvos store, only to be handed a $322.38 fine by the council for littering.

https://10daily.com.au/news/a190708jtnbu/elderly-man-who-tried-to-donate-books-to-salvos-fined-for-littering-20190708

 
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From: heim618Jul-8 10:28 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 5) 
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I suppose it might depend on the quality of the books left outside the store....

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 10:51 AM 
To: heim618  (3 of 5) 
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I could probably understand if all the books had not been in boxes or bags.. just thrown out there. But I don't consider leaving donation items to be a form of littering.

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-8 1:49 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 5) 
 4984.4 in reply to 4984.1 

We are seeing far fewer donation bins around here as they used to only be magnets for dumping beds, mattresses, cribs, rotten clothing and the like.  Many of the Salvation army or SVDP and Goodwill are more and more insisting on only in person or direct to store donations, no unattended collections for the most part, much neater store properties with no junque piles nearby.

One should note that many to most collection bins remaining are in fact for profit rag collections, sometimes immediately baled and shipped to Haiti or other really 3rd world operation for sorting or processing for bulk scrap and materials.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 8:07 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 5) 
 4984.5 in reply to 4984.4 

That makes sense ..... There are several thrift stores in my area.  They don't seem to have a problem asking for donations to be left at their door if they are closed.

 

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