On July 1, 2015, organizations operating collection receptacles ("donation bins") are subject to certain labeling requirements and must have notarized permission from property owners to place a donation bin. The law classifies three categories for individuals or organizations operating these receptacles:
- Charitable Organization that places or maintains a receptacle
- Any person (for-profit business) retaining all proceeds from sale of items collected
- Any person who collects donated items and pays all or a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items to a charitable organization
Individuals can now snap a photo of any donation bin in Tennessee, and post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag “#BinCheck” as a way to report a bin in question to the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming. Posts should also include the bin’s approximate location, including city, county and business it may be near.
Information is located below regarding the language that must be placed on a sign or label designed by the organization.
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