Public dump rubbish in Wexford charity shop
Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00
A manager of a local charity shop has expressed her concern over the condition of the donations that have been left outside her store.
Kathleen Saunders from Wexford town said that bags of rubbish and filthy clothes have been left into and outside of the Sue Ryder charity shop on Henrietta Street. Although this has been an issue for a while, she said that it has worsened over the last month.
'We are getting dirty duvets and dirty pillows. This week we received household rubbish which included bread wrappers and all,' she explained. 'People just drop the bags outside and disappear. If they don't leave them outside, they throw them in through the door and leave. It's very hard to know who is doing it.'
Kathleen is unaware whether other charity shops are experiencing the same problem. However, she said that the 'unfair' behaviour is certainly having a negative effect on her own store.
'We have to try to put these things in the bin. We recently got a bag of wringing wet clothes and it took two of us to put it in the bin. The bin won't be collected now for over a week so that it going to create a smell in our shop.'
Although Kathleen said that there has been an increase in this occurrence, she wished to point out that she also gets very good donations.