2017-06-28 / What's Happening

Rescue Thrift Store is treated as a dump

by Trish Rudder


A large pile of unsaleable items the Rescue Thrift Store cannot sell and must pay for the trash to be picked up. photo by Trish Rudder A large pile of unsaleable items the Rescue Thrift Store cannot sell and must pay for the trash to be picked up. photo by Trish Rudder Volunteers Iris Jean Duckwall and Pat Mosco want people to stop leaving unsaleable items at the Morgan County Rescue Thrift Store on Concord Avenue because the store has to pay for a trash pick-up.

“And it’s based on the amount that has to be picked up,” Mosco said.

Volunteer Jeannette Sweitzer said people leave items when the store is closed, and if it rains, the items cannot be sold because they get wet and are ruined.

“Do not drop large items off unless the store is open,” said Mosco.

Unsaleable items

Do not drop off stoves, refrigerators, freezers or other appliances that no longer work; old sofas and chairs in poor condition or tables and chairs with missing legs or with holes; cans of paint; mattresses and bed springs in poor condition; or TVs, computers or printers, etc. that should be discarded by the owner.

Mosco said cameras have been installed to discourage people from dumping and/or stealing items from the shed or in front of the building.

Acceptable items for resale

Blouses, shirts, etc. for 25 cents each; 13 gallon bag of clothing, $3; 30 gallon bag of clothing, $5; blue jeans, pants, dresses, suits and coats from $1 up and small household items (dishes, pans, etc.)

Mosco said “we are grateful for the participation of Morgan County residents that recycle good items.”

Store hours

Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to Noon.

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