Was this your rubbish?
That’s the question on the lips of the dedicated team behind the successful Two Wells Uniting Church op-shop after a pile of unwanted goods was left at the building in recent weeks.
And these incidents are on the rise, according to Op-Shop manager, Margaret Gameau.
“More items have been left here since the charity bins near the Catholic church were removed last year,” she said. “It’s gradually been getting worse (and) I’m concerned it’s becoming a dumping ground for people’s rubbish.”
The skip bin behind the Op-Shop was emptied on April 25 and less than a week later it was three-quarters full of things people had left at the site, Margaret said.
She said while the team of 10 volunteers gladly accepted donations of clothing, most of the items being left were hard rubbish and not suitable for re-sale.
“I just want people to respect the fact that it’s a church op-shop,” Margaret said. “It’s here for people in this district who are experiencing financial difficulties and we don’t want people abusing it by dropping their rubbish off.” To the best of the Echo’s knowledge, the nearest charity bins are located in Gawler or Elizabeth.
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