Some op shop drops get chop

March 07, 2018

THE HEATHCOTE opportunity shop has reminded locals of what is, and isn’t suitable to be donated to the shop.

The collection bin out the front of St John’s Anglican Church sees many different items donated, some of which are great, but unfortunately others cannot be sold on.

Shop coordinator Howard Mason said he wanted to praise the community for their support but also wished to outline what makes an unsaleable item.

“We get a huge amount of stuff come through that collection bin and we are very thankful for the community’s support, as that stuff is all our stock and allows us to run the shop,” Mr Mason

“We can’t sell things such as cots, prams or strollers and baby capsuals or baby seats in cars because we can’t guarantee that they are fully safe and therefore it is illegal to sell them.

“Really anything that could provide a health concern we cannot sell.

“We also don’t sell knives and such other dangerous instruments or even electrical goods because we don’t have the means to test them.”

Mr Mason doesn’t want people to be deterred from donating to the shop, rather just to think of these guidelines beforehand.

“We have to take things we can’t sell on to the tip, and that costs us money like anyone else.”

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