St Vincent de Paul Tanilba Bay now has a tall security fence to stop dumping

Volunteers Jane Dorney and Gaye Smith beside Vinnies' new security fence.
Volunteers Jane Dorney and Gaye Smith beside Vinnies’ new security fence.


PROBLEMS associated with dumping and pilfering at St Vincent de Paul Tanilba Bay have seen a tall security fence erected.

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Centre manager Carol Archer said that the cost associated with the removal of dumped goods was currently $186 per fortnight.

“This is what it costs us for a skip,” she said.

“It is also hard to get some heavy items into the skip as our volunteers are not physically able to do this,” she added.

Ms Archer said, “On top of this, people pilfer donated goods left beside the bins of a weekend and after hours.”

“We ask donors to check with us in the store before leaving items beside the bins and to only bring in items that you would buy yourself,” she said.

“The money spent on the new security fencing and waste disposal, limits the funds we have available for the genuine poor and needy,” Ms Archer said.

“Please drop in during business hours and ask us about what you have to offer so that we can run the charity on a more profitable basis,” she said.

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