As expected, the Commerce City Council took action Monday night effectively banning the use of “donation boxes” for the collection of used clothing and other items.
The council’s unanimous vote came after Troy Street resident Tim Redmond spoke against the measure.
“You would ban these boxes because of litter?” Redmond asked. “You do realize that the owners of these boxes are probably not the ones littering. Someone else is littering.”
At issue is the fact that citizens make after-hours drops at and around the boxes, disposing of anything from household garbage to mattresses and old carpet, littering the area around the boxes, all of which are on private property.
City manager James Wascher said the city has contacted the businesses that have such boxes.
“They understand the problem,” he said.
Businesses have 30 days to remove the boxes.
For the full story, including everything else the city council did on July 18, see the July 20 issue of The Commerce News.