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  • The City Council is expected to vote on the bill on 11/14, and pass it:

    http://nypost.com/2014/11/11/city-council-to-kick-illegal-clothing-bins-to-the-curb/
  • Looks like the City just modified or ,depending on how you see it ,confused the building code for what is allowable in a front yard. Wish they would have been more specific about the regulation of the color, shape, size of these bins for front yard installations in non-landmarked lots. Coz this will be another can of worms one day.   It is noted that Landlords are responsible for trash outside the bin this way not the bin owners.
  • edited November 2014
    It would not surprise me if we began to see vacant storefronts serve as "popup" collection sites.

    ..some rent is better than none.
  • I like that and pop up resale of collected items.
  • edited February 2015
    Fast forward several months:

    The bins are largely gone. People who used to fill them, now simply throw their clothes away. The clothes go to a landfill. Companies do not profit from what many imagined was an act of generousity.

    Progress?

    Well written article on same: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30227025
  • I went to one of the city's orientations for the e-CycleNYC electronics recycling pickup program, and the same person also runs the re-fashioNYC program for clothing donations. Apartment buildings with at least 10 units can request their own donation bin for clothing, accessories, towels, linen, curtains, clean rags, and fabric scraps. It keep clothes out of landfills, and any proceeds support Housing Works. http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/resources/initiatives/re-fashionyc.page
  • Whynot, progress comes in many forms over time. Don't let your imagination jump to easy conclusions
  • I like the re-fashioNYC program. If run well, it seems like it should cost the public very little.

    In theory, the city could run a better looking and functioning clothing business than the private companies did.
  • edited October 2015
    That bin operator got greedy, and actually used the names of non-profits without their permission or giving them a cut.

    The trick to keeping the AG at bay seems to be stating the clothing will merely be "recycled".

    ...put pictures of kids and their hand prints on the bins for -um- asthetic purposes.

    If you state "donation", also state that you are a for profit.   One can knowingly donate to a for profit after all.

     


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