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(AZ Family)   Somebody thinks the donation bin industry needs to be more heavily regulated   (azfamily.com ) divider line
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2013-12-08 08:44:59 AM  
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I'm gonna let trollmitter in on a secret. The reason we have regulations and a humorless beaurocracy to enforce them is that there is always some stupid motherfarker who can't be trusted to do the right thing. We actually let most things go until some stupid motherfarker doesn't do the right thing.

Then we have to publicly say stupidly obvious shiat like "don't dump toxic waste into the public water supply" or "if you want to be treated like a charity then your work should benefit others more than yourself."

If you stop and consider this it really strikes home how farked up as a species we are. Because even with stating the obvious, we still have a significant portion of the population who say "fark you" and deliberately do the opposite of the right thing.
2013-12-08 08:02:47 AM  
4 votes:
Subby is an idiot. Companies were dropping of boxes in parking lots without the property owners permission, and making the look like a charity donation when they were not. The cluttered parking lots, and would become eyesores as they aged. Some boxes wouldn't have company contact information, if the property owners did want them removed. Permitting allows for rules to regulate the boxes, help property owners and protect the public from scammers.
2013-12-08 07:59:22 AM  
4 votes:
I know it's early, so it could just be me, but that article was so poorly written. I am actually dumber for having read it.
2013-12-08 08:38:33 AM  
3 votes:
Speaking as someone who's lucky enough to be able to drop stuff off at these things, I can't say that I truly care exactly what happens to it. Either way, the stuff is out of my place and doing someone else some good as opposed to if I'd just put it in the trash.

/Just went through my clothes and dropped off a bunch of stuff last week.
2013-12-08 08:15:05 AM  
2 votes:

Aigoo: Got a friend in Australia who agrees. He's pissed that they're letting items sit stockpiled (including food that's going to waste) at some church he's stuck volunteering at for his unemployment right now instead of actually giving the items to people in need--seems those donations don't go out from those bins except to people that particular place deems "fit" (read: members of that particular church whom the board decrees 'deserving of help').

Same goes here in the States--Salvation Army sells the stuff rather than giving it to people in need.

You want it to go to people in need, take it to a local homeless shelter. There's one here in Oklahoma City that I take my stuff to in order to donate it. Stuff that goes there actually goes to people in the shelter rather than getting sold.


The items they sell is to pay for other programs they run like homeless shelters, soup kitchens, disaster relief, drug rehab and such. They do however give plenty of the items donated to them away, whenever there is a natural disaster and you see a truckload of clothing and blankets show up, chances are it came from them. They also do a lot in local communities for people who lose everything in home fires and the like.
2013-12-08 07:59:24 AM  
2 votes:
So, let's get this sh*t in perspective, here.  The richest nation on earth has to set up fancy dumpsters with snazzy paint jobs so that they can collect crap nobody wanted anymore so that poor people will have clothing and shoes - and, bonus - there's a small industry of collecting these castoffs and selling them, instead.

:  /

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2013-12-08 07:59:12 AM  
2 votes:
Got a friend in Australia who agrees. He's pissed that they're letting items sit stockpiled (including food that's going to waste) at some church he's stuck volunteering at for his unemployment right now instead of actually giving the items to people in need--seems those donations don't go out from those bins except to people that particular place deems "fit" (read: members of that particular church whom the board decrees 'deserving of help').

Same goes here in the States--Salvation Army sells the stuff rather than giving it to people in need.

You want it to go to people in need, take it to a local homeless shelter. There's one here in Oklahoma City that I take my stuff to in order to donate it. Stuff that goes there actually goes to people in the shelter rather than getting sold.
2013-12-08 01:00:24 PM  
1 vote:

Curious: When dropping gently used items in donation boxes this holiday season, remember that someone could be profiting from those items.

one way or another someone will profit. so what?

and i fail to see how getting a permit will keep private property owners from getting unwanted boxes. unless of course you start a whole new department of drop off boxes regulation department. with a staff of three, an office, office furniture and supplies, a car to go around to check out the locations, a truck with winch to drag off unpermitted boxes -- all of which will require a 2 mill tax increase.


Time to get a truck and get in on the ground floor of a donation bin impound lot. $50 impound claim fee plus $20 per day storage.
 
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