ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Salvation Army Recycling and Donation Center in St. Charles, Missouri says their efforts are being hindered by illegal dumping.
Each year The Salvation Army spends nearly $80,000 to dispose of unusable materials left at recycling and donation sites. That money would typically be used to help those suffering with problems of addiction.
The Salvation Army accepts donations at these sites, but prefers items to be lightly used. Some of the items found at donation sites recently have been items fit for the dump.
Major K. Kendall Mathews, the Administrator of the Salvation Army ARC, stated “It is unfortunate but, if this trend continues, we will be forced to prosecute the offenders, both to serve the kind, generous individuals who are donating their gently used good to support our programs and to insure that we are truly ‘Doing The Most Good’ for the men who walk through the doors of the ARC.”