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‘Charity dumping’ costs charities millions of dollars each year

At this time of year, ‘charity dumping’ becomes an issue.

It’s where people take unwanted items and just leave them on the street outside op shops.

Most of these people are intending to do the right thing, but end up making a massive problem of their own.

Kerryn Caulfield from the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations told Mark Hawthorne the cost to charities is in the millions.

‘Charities have to pay for taking stuff to the tip,’ Ms Caulfield said.

‘It’s raining at the moment in Victoria, all those little bags are probably saturated. They will have to go to landfill.’

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