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Salvos don't need your garbage

Posted by: 2UE | 2 January, 2013 - 9:00 AM
Salvation Army Stores celebrate 125 years

The Salvation Army says it is fed up with people dumping rubbish and unusable donations at its stores.

Volunteers across the country are being forced to waste hours of their days sorting through the trash.

The organisation's Major Robert Sneller says it's costing the organisation a fortune to dump the unusable donations.

He says dealing with unusable items costs the Salvation Army about $5-million a year, which could be better spent on helping people in need.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Ever since Labor's disgusting global warming taxing fraud. So many struggling people are dumping their rubbish/waste anywhere and every where and really you can't blame them too much. Given that Labor have deliberately caused tip dumping fees and most every thing else to go through the roof. Maybe Juliarrrr should order her gung-ho Global Warming Minister Ms. Greg Combet out on rubbish patrol late at night with his union henchmen and chase after these rubbish dumpers...

    JULIARRR Thursday 3 January, 2013 - 11:16 AM
  • Well everybody, enjoy one of the side-effects of Green policy. When it costs too much to take rubbish to the tip, it gets dumped somewhere else. Just a reality of human nature - something the Greens have little knowledge of.

    David T. Wednesday 2 January, 2013 - 5:40 PM
  • Absolutely disgusting, but not surprising in this day and age.

    Dave4212 Wednesday 2 January, 2013 - 10:18 AM

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