Volunteers at the St Vincent de Paul Society Centre at Narooma were disgusted by the large amount of worthless material dumped at the centre’s collection point over the October long weekend.
Spokesperson Cathy Coventry said volunteer Dave, assisted by a disgusted member of the public, spent an hour of their time to pack the material and take it all to the tip.
She said a lot of the material left was rubbish and people had gone through the material left outside the bin and helped themselves to anything worthwhile.
“This is not what volunteers come in for and especially on a public holiday,” Mrs Coventry said.
“If bins are full, as they often are after a long weekend, it would be appreciated it donations were taken to another bin or brought to our store on our next opening day, as our hours are written on the door and we opened on the Monday.
“What Vinnies would like for donations is goods in saleable condition and of a quality that you would be happy to pay for yourself.
“We would also like it if people could not leave it all outside the bin as people rip the bags open and take what they what and the rest is throw on the ground. If we have rain, it is all ruined and it all has to be taken to the tip.”
Vinnies has donation bins at the centre on Canty Street, as well as at the Narooma Plaza car park, Dalmeny IGA and at Bodalla, next to the fire station.
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