City of Stirling collects 23 tonnes of pre-loved goods

Stella Stroud (12) and Mitchell Stroud (8) with Red Cross staff members Charlotte Piot and Adrienne Martin
Stella Stroud (12) and Mitchell Stroud (8) with Red Cross staff members Charlotte Piot and Adrienne Martin

VOLUNTEERS collected 23 tonnes of donations at last month’s City of Stirling Charity Clothing Drop-Off Day.

Over six hours, people dropped off items including clothes, shoes, textiles, books, toys and games at the City’s Administration Centre carpark that will be donated to St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies), Good Samaritan Industries, the Spine and Limb Foundation, Australian Red Cross and Anglicare.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the event had become a regular fixture for the City as a way of supporting local charities and the environment.

“The response from the community for the drop-off day is always great, but to receive 23 tonnes of donated items is phenomenal really,” Mr Irwin said.

“It really shows that we have an environmentally conscious community keen to give these items a new lease of life and just as importantly; it’s helping the City divert that massive amount of potential waste from landfill.”

The next drop-off day is in December.