Collection Bins In NY Must Disclose Whether They're For Charity

Jan 13, 2018

If you drop clothing in a collection bin – check the signage to learn what will become of your donation.

New York's attorney general says more than 4,700 clothing donation bins statewide now disclose whether they're being used for charitable or for-profit purposes.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says bins that take in clothing and other items must make the disclosure under a state law that took effect in 2016. The AG's office inspected bins across the state to make sure they were in compliance.

Schneiderman said New Yorkers have a right to know how their donations will be used.

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