t’s always when Vincent’s is closed that those very special bags of donations are dropped at the door.
Left, no doubt, by jetsetting do-gooders who are catching the red-eye to Paris, and just couldn’t manage to call during normal working hours.
The twist being, of course, these early birds always manage to worm an awful lot of dregs and dross into their donation bags.
And in some cases, it’s nothing but dregs and dross.
Ithappens over atThe Thrift Shopin Kilcoole, and it happens on a pretty much weekly basis at Greystones’ ever-popular Vincent de Paul.
Last year, we caught up with Vincent’s head honcho Tamara after a particularly spectacular crock of crap, a sly Samaritan spotted on CCTV dropping off bags of no-longer-loved toys and clothes that would givelandfill a bad name.
And today, Tamara got back in touch. Because the dumping is getting worse. And worse. Thanks to all those lockdown clear-outs.
Worth noting that Vincent’s don’t take in items dumped outside. They are simply taken by Wicklow County Council and can end up as landfill. With CCTV used to track those responsible.
So, let’s jump back to our March 2020, to find out a little more about this ever-growing pain in the ass…
Now, go check out a day in the life of Vincent’s Greystones here.
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