Thursday, May 26, 2011
Why You Shouldn't Dump Outside Thrift Stores
Photo by Alphonso Morgan
This is a topic I've written about multiple times, but I wanted to share this piece on exactly what happens when people "donate" items to the Salvation Army on H Street after hours. This story from the Revelstoke Current isn't local, but it covers the same issues. I speak from experience, having logged many hours volunteering as a sorter for various charities. I will say that I suspect some of the tvs do find buyers, but I've seen ancient computers with the hard drives removed, and pieces of furniture. If you illegally dump after hours (and that is what happens) people rip open and pick through the bags of stuff. It gets strewn about, and possibly rained upon. It looks trashy, and brings down the look of the whole 1300 block of H Street.