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One man’s trash is another’s treasure

Jacqueline Sokolinsky
Monday July 08, 2002

To the Editor: 


We are writing to appeal to residents of Berkeley to donate their reusable objects-toys, furniture, clothing, etc.-directly to charitable agencies which handle such things instead of putting them on the curbside for collection. 

We were horrified to see the garbage collection truck picking up and crunching good furniture and toys which had been passed over by the recycling truck. 

Agencies which accept reusables of many descriptions include Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center. Many others are listed in the flyer put out by the Berkeley Public library titled “How Can I help? Donations.” 


Jacqueline Sokolinsky