Dumpers leaving items on footpath at front of Vincent de Paul’s charity outlet at Tanilba Bay

Outside the Vinnies store.
Outside the Vinnies store.


PUBLIC outrage on social media coupled with CCTV footage has identified the vehicle and people allegedly responsible for the dumping of furniture and other items on the footpath outside St. Vincent de Paul’s charity outlet at Tanilba Bay.

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A spokesperson for the store said that a description of the vehicle, its number plate and the property address from which the items are believed to have come from have been forwarded to Port Stephens Council and Police.

Vinnies thought that the construction of a security fence would solve the dumping problem as a spokesperson explained, “It was costing us $187 per month for a skip to remove the unwanted dumped goods so we developed a new procedure to improve efficiency,” she said.

“We now ask donors to enquire at the counter inside the shop during business hours before putting things in our collection bins,” she said.

“This way we only take items that are saleable.”

“We can also inspect items in their cars to determine if they are appropriate,” the Vinnies spokesperson said.

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