New York state has taken steps to start regulating the proliferation of large metal bins used by organizations to collect donated clothing.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure earlier this month that will require anyone who places collection bins to include information about the organizations that operate them.
The new law that takes effect in mid-2016 bans the bins from public property and requires bins placed on private property to have the group’s website, email address, physical address and phone number. And the bins must be emptied on a regular basis.
The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein of Queens. In his legislation, Braunstein said the bins are a “scourge” in some New York City neighborhoods and the measure was needed because collection bins are sometimes owned by “irresponsible companies masquerading as charities.”
There was a bin on Ave M & east 12 last year that was filled to the brim & $$$$$ went to Asian/Middle East Orphans & not to Israeli ones!!!
Unless the bin specified that the clothing was going to Israeli orphans why would assume it was?
& Y would I assume it was going to African/Middle East orphans & not the poor of America?
It’s a myth to believe that this clothing is going to be worn by a needy person.
I was in the business for a little while.
These clothes are sold by the pound and shipped overseas to under developed countries.