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Got donations? As donations pile up, group offers way to find serviced bins

The stay-at-home order has meant plenty of time to start spring cleaning projects, but the mounds of donated items in bins has created an eyesore for neighborhoods across New York.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2020, 8:52 PM

Updated 1,517 days ago

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The stay-at-home order has meant plenty of time to start spring cleaning projects, but the mounds of donated items in bins has created an eyesore for neighborhoods across New York.
The piles of donated clothing, shoes and other items are overflowing outside donation bins across Westchester and beyond.
Ted Fisher, the CEO of the official textile recycling company for Westchester, aptly named County Recycling, is offering some help.
“The problem is no one is working. Our market has completely shut down,” he says.
Fisher describes it as the perfect storm. He says fewer workers are out collecting donations, as more and more well-intentioned families cooped up at home are cleaning out their closets and bringing their unwanted items to collection sites.
“The problem is that the clothing is being destroyed by the elements, and there is very good donated quality clothing that people are giving out of the goodness of their hearts, and it's all being ruined because it's left outside,” he says.
Fisher says once the quality of clothing is destroyed, it can no longer be sold to third parties, which is how countless charitable programs are funded across our area.
Fisher says this is why he created findbinny.com to help make donations a bit easier.
Just type in a zip code and a list of locations will pop up with bins that are actually being serviced.
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