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Georgia Secretary Of State's Office Investigating For-Profit Donation Bins

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We have an update on the red donation bins story we first told you about earlier this week.

There have been a lot of these red bins popping up all over the CSRA, and we found that a lot of the bins aren't labeled as they should be… which is in violation of Georgia state law.

The law states, for-profit companies must let people know the donations do not go to charities. Local charities in Augusta are concerned these donation bins may confuse people.

"The important thing for us is that people understand that they know where their donations are going and that they understand that when they donate to an organization like Goodwill, they're doing it to directly help people in their own community," says Goodwill Industries' marketing director Barry Paschal.

We reached out to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office on this issue and they have confirmed there is an open case against Second Life Recycling.

A spokesperson tells us the company is not registered as a charity in Georgia, and according to state law, donation bins need to display language that states donations do not benefit a charity. We will keep digging into this story and keep you updated on any information that comes in.

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