Charity Clothing Bins
Council support the clothing appeals of registered charities who agree to comply with a Code of Conduct equivalent to that of the national Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) by permitting the placement of appropriate numbers of their clothing recyclking bins on suitable Council controlled sites.
Prior to the installation of each clothing bin within the Pittwater local government area on Council controlled land, the organisation concerned apply for and if approved be granted permission by Council for the location(s) of each bin on an annual basis and be required to enter a license agreement on conditions set by Council, for a nominal fee as set by Council from time to time. Any application should include an acceptable plan indicating the proposed location of the bin.
Only registered charitable organisations that agree to comply with a Code of Conduct equivalent to the NACRO Code and who also agree to comply with the Best Practice Guidelines for Charitable Organisations prepared by the NSW Department of Gaming and Racing that directly collect, sort and sell the clothing, shall be permitted to have clothing bins located on Council owned or controlled lands.
Clothing bins be permitted on Council controlled land at the discretion of Council and be subject to amenity considerations. Bins will be prohibited where there is an unreasonable impact on the aesthetics and amenity of a site or where undue obstruction is caused.
Council shall determine the number of bins which may be located within any given area. (As a general rule, 1 bin only per 1000m2 site area.)
Bins should be readily accessible and are not to be located in carspaces and maneuvering areas, nor in such a way that contravenes any condition of development consent applicable to the site.
The charity must clear the bin regularly and ensure that the bin and its immediate surroundings are kept in a neat and tidy condition.
A register of all clothing bins on Council controlled land and their locations be kept by Council.
A contact person shall be nominated on the application within each organisation who has the control of locating and servicing their bins.
Bins must be signwritten with the name, address, and telephone number of the charity controlling the bin as well as any information required to be displayed under Section 19 of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 or recommended by the Best Practice Guidelines for Charitable Organisations prepared by the Department of Gaming and Racing.
Where bins are placed on Council controlled land, the charity responsible is to provide proof of their public liability insurance with a minimum indemnity of $20 million noting Pittwater Council for respective rights and interests on the same.
Council’s rangers regularly monitor compliance with the conditions and undertake a performance review at least 40 days prior to the end of each license term with a view to recommending renewal or termination.