Unwanted "donations" piling up

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Someone either cannot read or chose to ignore the "clothing only" notice on the Canadian Diabetes Association’s collection box at the corner of County Road 17 and Landry Road in Clarence-Rockland.

People using charity dropoff sites as unofficial dumping grounds for household garbage are a continuing problem for many non-profit groups.

In most cases, the non-profit group itself has to pay the expense of having the unwanted items collected and hauled away to the nearest landfill. This takes away money that would otherwise go towards the particular program or charity the group supports.