Call for charity bin rethink

A COOGEE resident is calling on charities to redesign donations bins to stop twits from ransacking them and making a mess.

Kevin Tunnicliff says the donation bins at Coogee Beach reserve get broken into three times a week by “cockroaches”.

• Coogee Beach’s charity bins are being left in a mess every week.

• Coogee Beach’s charity bins are being left in a mess every week.

“They easily break the padlocks or dive down the chutes to get into them,” he says. “I go for a walk in the early morning and have confronted those lowlifes, but they were very aggressive and use excuses like ‘I’ve dropped a ring in there’.”

“It’s too easy for them and the car park is an absolute mess most weeks: council are left to clean up the scattered clothes.

The Salvation Army estimated in 2009 that illegal dumping was costing it $6 million a year across Australia.

by STEPHEN POLLOCK

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