Ohio City Moves to Ban Donation Boxes

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GIRARD, Ohio (AP) – A northeast Ohio city wants to ban clothing donation boxes because some of them have become a nuisance.

The city council in Girard on Monday night began the process to ban the donation boxes, which are a common site in parking lots in many cities. They serve as receptacles for used clothing resold to raise money for charities.

Councilman Steve Brooks says the city is concerned about the overflowing boxes in some prominent locations.

He says a box was recently removed from in front of a store became it became a nuisance and the city discovered the real estate company that owns the plaza never gave permission to put it there.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1weR88D ) reports that Mayor Jim Melfi had asked the council for legislation to regulate the boxes.

Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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