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7/7/2012 - Drop-off Collection Bin at Main Entrance - Update 1

The drop-off box across the street from our main entrance has been removed, thanks to Santo and PBSO.

Previously on 7/4/2012

We are currently working with law enforcement to get rid of the drop-off box across the street from our main entrance.

Unattended bins that collect shoes, clothes and other household goods have been multiplying in busy parking lots and elsewhere – often without county permits or property owners’ permission.


Goodwill Industries contends its donations have dropped due to the spread of these bins, which are often operated by for-profit companies unbeknownst to donors who think they are helping the needy.

Goodwill has called for the County Commission to ban unattended collection bins. But this week, representatives for several of those collection companies argued that they are legitimate recycling operations that keep discarded goods from filling up the county landfill.

Instead of a ban on drop-off bins, county commissioners on Tuesday called for staffers to craft a proposal for new regulations. Those rules could include limits on where the bins can be located and require better identification of the groups getting the goods and how they are used.

In the meantime, you can help by not putting anything in the collection bin.


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