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Clothing donation boxes draw scrutiny in Glenville

Town Board to consider requiring permits

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The blue box is 6 feet wide, 5 feet long and maybe 6 feet tall. People drop unwanted clothing and shoes into the box, and they’re shipped to a Glens Falls recycling company, where they are then sold to distributors across the country or other countries where they’re needed most. For three years, it has sat at the edge of Mark Shaver’s property, about 20 feet from Route 50 and next to a lamppost that ...


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Cortsmom87
June 13, 2013
7:40 a.m.

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Really??? The Town does not want DONATION boxes?????? There are so many other things they need to be concerned about -Someone obviously was bored one day and decided this would be a problem. The real problem is the deteriorating weed infested lot across from Price Chopper - which is now going to look worse because Pizza Hut is gone - But wait - pretty soon all of the election signs will decorate the area so it will brighten things up a bit.

biwemple
June 13, 2013
11:56 a.m.

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I wonder who will scavenge all the soggy furniture I've seen put out over last couple weeks under all this rain? Those couches must weigh a few hundred pounds by now. Good luck with that. The notice I got from the town also says not to put TV's and other electronics out as well. What I really do dislike is scavengers coming by in middle of night to paw through stuff in front of the house. I chased off someone going through my recycling bin one night ~3AM - it was ridiculous. If it was OK to scavenge before this law, then why did so many of these scavengers feel the need to scurry around at night like rats to do it? If they wanted something I put out there before this law, then they should've just come by during the day and just picked it up without issue. Heck, I would've even loaded it into their truck\car for them if asked nicely.

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