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Locals fed up with shonky ‘charity’ bin

Scarborough residents say their requests for the City of Stirling Council to remove a commercial clothing bin are falling on deaf ears, despite their ongoing plea for help.

Annie Monks told Harvey the bins are not regularly emptied, subjected to daily dumping and attract looters who regularly wake her up.

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc (NACRO) reported that E’Co Australia Pty Ltd, who manage the bin, were ordered to donate $100,000 to charity and issue an apology for “potentially deceptive conduct”.

The charge was in response to a newspaper advertisement from 2011 in which the company claimed they where sending “old clothes, shoes and manchester to Africa” when they were found to have sold second-hand goods overseas for a profit.

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