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illegal donation bins popping up everywhere

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  • edited July 2014
    yup, tateinkbk i agree, there are other sections of brooklyn below prospect park..... intresting LOL

    franklin
    and fulton are no way near me.   Besides it would be difficult to carry
    a huge load on train, try carring up the stairs.

    For now I only
    go to salvation army thrift shop by nostrand when I rent a car, which is
    at least once a year. - See more at:
    http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39171/illegal-donation-bins-popping-up-everywhere#Item_98
     
    @rmaniac - Does your home subway station not have elevators?


    There was a pink bin on Franklin between Sullivan Place and Montgomery Street. I was going to take down its information yesterday when I noticed that it had disappeared. Weird.
  • mugofmead, the German Hat Trick wins again.  Not that Germans are to blame but the hat trick is effective.
  • I am still wondering why the city takes so long. As far as a 'registered' car goes I can understand that the car belongs to someone. But these boxes are not registered, they are just sitting there with lies and false claims printed on them. What is stopping the city from collecting them ASAP.  What possible regulation could be stopping them. If my car is parked on the sidewalk it would be towed within the hour. If I had dumped construction debri such as cinder blocks on the sidewalk they would be removed or the owner of the land it is in front of would be ticketed for not maintaining sidewalk.  These faux bins I am guessing are even making the city skitish that they may in fact be church charities? But haven't we all proven that they are not already?  Why do we need a law to do the job of cleaning?
  • Bloomberg and deblasio didn't / don't subscribe to the broken windows theory I assume, at least not when it comes to bins
  • because the city can charge hundreds in fines, and people want their cars.
    however these bins are replaceable, where as person won't buy a new car,
    I am still wondering why the city takes so long. As far as a 'registered' car goes I can understand that the car belongs to someone. But these boxes are not registered, they are just sitting there with lies and false claims printed on them. What is stopping the city from collecting them ASAP.  What possible regulation could be stopping them. If my car is parked on the sidewalk it would be towed within the hour. If I had dumped construction debri such as cinder blocks on the sidewalk they would be removed or the owner of the land it is in front of would be ticketed for not maintaining sidewalk.  These faux bins I am guessing are even making the city skitish that they may in fact be church charities? But haven't we all proven that they are not already?  Why do we need a law to do the job of cleaning?

  • Removing the bins certainly costs the city far more than they are able to recoup.

  • 7.
    Saw a pink one on Carroll near Troy today.
  • edited July 2014
    This bin is on Franklin Avenue near the old Sea Crest site. 
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  • edited July 2014
    Above, I counted it as number 4.

    I haven't seen the big "STOP DO NOT PLACE ITEMS IN THIS BIN" sticker obstructing the chute before.

    I am glad Sanitation is using these stickers while they sit waiting for pick up.

  • Wow, those stickers need to find their way onto all of the bins. 
  • That article makes some good points, and I have no problem with the bin companies that clearly state they are For Profit and put their bins on private property with the owners permission.

    USAgain appears to be doing that at the car wash at Bedford and EP.

    Hopefully they benefit from all of the Viltex bins being removed....

    Nothing wrong with profit.

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  • PERFECT!!!!!  hopefully news will get out and people will not place items, bogus bin collectors will not profit, gone the filt and rats

    This bin is on Franklin Avenue near the old Sea Crest site. 
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  • edited July 2014

    Today I am proud to announce that I will be co-sponsoring legislation in the City Council that will empower the Department of Sanitation to immediately remove fraudulent for-profit clothing collection bins that have littered our public streets. This aggressive bill will impose stiff penalties on companies engaged in this illegal practice and will ensure New Yorkers can fully enjoy our City’s sidewalks.



    This legislative accomplishment would not have been possible without the relentless community advocacy of residents and organizations in neighborhoods like Sunset Park and Red Hook that ensured the full scope of the problem was well documented and reported to my Office, the local Community Boards, and the Department of Sanitation. Residents from across the district helped shape the final bill by pointing to regulations hindering the City from taking immediate action that we have addressed in the local law we will introduce.



    Community-driven bills like this set an example for the kind of legislative work that you should expect from my Office.


    Carlos Menchaca 
    NYC Council Member | 38th District

  • It looks like the system works!

    On a related note, old clothes are piling up by the clothing donation container behind the former grounds of the laundromat that is on Empire Boulevard and McKeever Place. The bin is behind a chain link fence, so people cannot access it directly. So, people apparently have been throwing clothes & other items over the fence. Some of the stuff doesn't even clear the top of the fence; it gets stuck. It's becoming an eyesore, and I have no idea when construction is going to start on the new Walgreens. What are my options? I don't think reporting it to 311 as "dumping" would be effective since I've never witnessed this as it is happening.
  • There is a sickening pile under the Shuttle overpass on Prospect b/w Franklin and Classon.
  • I wonder if some people leave their clothing donations beside the bin (instead of inside them), with the thought that those who need clothing will use it.

    ...not realizing that the chance of the local homeless/poor person being a "good match" for their donation is almost zero.

  • The bin by TD Bank on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place has been tagged for removal! (I've been meaning to report it but someone had plastered a flyer for an event over the bin's contact information.) 
  • edited July 2014
    Bump!

    This morning I saw that the bin at Washington and Sullivan has also been tagged. 
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  • edited August 2014
    The bin by 1548 Bedford Avenue (the former gas station near Eastern Parkway) has also been tagged. 

    These are from the bins by the TD Bank on Bedford & Sullivan:
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  • It appears there's a St. Vincent de Paul donation bin in the back of St. Teresa's on Sterling, just off of Classon:

    So if you don't want to haul your clothes to Goodwill on Fulton, and don't want to donate them to scumbags, there's another option.
  • Bump!

    This morning I saw that the bin at Washington and Sullivan has also been tagged. 
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    This bin has been removed. Any others in the area?
  • Update on the legislation front...

    http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/08/gentile-bill-crack-illegal-clothing-donation-bins-wins-support-mayor-council-colleagues/

    "Legislation introduced by Councilman Vincent Gentile that would give the boot to illegal clothing donation bins on city property now has the backing of the mayor and several of the pol’s Council colleagues, setting it up for swift passage."
    ...
    "The bill will authorize the Department of Sanitation to immediately remove clothing donation bins illegally placed on public property. It also gives the agency the power to issue a $250 fine to first-time violators and $500 fines for repeat offenders."
  • edited August 2014
    Sounds like a much needed law to me.

    As an aside:

    Man, would I love to have a small plot of land I could rent to a for-profit or non-for-profit donation bin.

    ...if passed and enforced, these new laws are going to make such companies desperate for such plots and pay well.

  • Maybe they will resort to designing vans with the same access door but instead of on the sidewalk they are 'parked' on the street and move around to collect clothes.  that seems acceptable.
  • accually that is illegal too, even if on private property, You cannot just build an extension business to your residential house even as a bin.
  • You mean like this @whynot_31?


    Donation bin
    yup.

    The new laws encourage this practice, whether it is legal or not. DOB has too many other things to do to worry about it.

  • Bump!

    This morning I saw that the bin at Washington and Sullivan has also been tagged. 
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    This bin has been removed. Any others in the area?
    The bin at Bedford and Sullivan by the TD Bank is still there.

    The bin on Lincoln Road and Washington (next to Papa and Sons) has been tagged.