A “disgraceful” photo of clutter dumped outside a Vinnies in South Australia has sparked widespread outrage.
The photo, shared by SAFM Adelaide presenter Rebecca Morse on Twitter, shows clothes and garbage bags strewn on the ground outside of two Vinnies collection bins.
Among the items include a baby seat for a car, a framed picture and a number of books.
On Twitter, people were furious with the mess.
“Some people really are horrible,” one man tweeted.
“No empathy for those left to clear their rubbish, which they hide behind the facade of making ‘charitable donations’.
“These people are doing no more than throwing away rubbish for free.”
Another man called it “appalling” and another said the scene was “disgraceful”.
Yahoo News Australia has contacted Vinnies for comment.
Those caught illegally dumping can face huge fines
Anyone caught illegally dumping in South Australia could face an on the spot fine between $2100 to $1000.
Many charity stores were forced to close during the Covid-19 lockdowns earlier this year.
The company responsible for the management of some clothing bins in Queensland, SCR Group, said dumping of clothes had become a huge issue since the outbreak of Covid-19.
“We have seen an unprecedented surge in illegal dumping instances,” national executive Alexis Todorovski told Yahoo News Australia in April.
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