Charities have warned their on-street clothing bins are being removed, as private companies and councils profit from donations.
Charity chiefs said over recent years across the UK their clothing bins had been removed, often to make way for bins operated by private companies which can offer higher payments for councils.
The British Heart Foundation said it had lost 109 of its clothes bins from 37 councils across the UK over the last five years, with the charity estimating it had missed out on hundreds of thousands of pounds of income as a result.
Karen O’Donoghue, Head of Retail Partnerships at the British Heart Foundation, said: “The removal of these banks means fewer donated items to sell in…
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