Schaumburg to Ban Donation Boxes?

Zoning board members said roadside boxes create clutter and become an "eyesore"

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:48 AM CDT
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Schaumburg to Ban Donation Boxes?

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Schaumburg's village board will decide at the end of the month whether to ban donation boxes used by centers like Goodwill.

The village's zoning board on Wednesday unanimously recommended banning the boxes, mostly for aesthetic reasons, according to the Daily Herald. One zoning board member said boxes create clutter and become an "eyesore."

Even Goodwill was on board, in favor of its workers accepting donations instead of a box on the side of the road, the paper reports.

But for-profit companies argued they work hard to maintain boxes and receive most of their donations this way. The director of USAgain told the paper the boxes are convenient for donors and help keep old clothing out of the garbage.

Village board members vote on the ban Feb. 28. Per the recommendation, a property's owner could still maintain a donation box on their land.
 

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