Colonie proposes yearly permit fee for donation bins

COLONIE, N.Y (NEWS10) – The town of Colonie is proposing that the owners of donation bins in the town get a permit.

The town also wants the bins to indicate whether the donations will benefit a non-profit organization or a for-profit business. Currently, it can be hard to tell the difference.

The town is considering a yearly permit fee of $100. Those without a permit would be fined.

“The whole goal is to make it more manageable,” Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan said. “Monitor it so that the bins are doing what they need to do. The organizations that are providing them, it’s meeting their needs and everything can work in a better way.”

The proposal will be discussed at a public hearing next Thursday.

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