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Lansing Regional Chamber Applauds New City of Lansing Collection Bin Ordinance

Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Lansing Regional Chamber Applauds New City of

Lansing Collection Bin Ordinance


The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has called a new collection bin ordinance in the City of Lansing a positive solution that will benefit both local charitable organizations as well as business owners in the city.  The collection bin ordinance was given final approval on Monday night, October 26 by the Lansing City Council.


“The collection bin ordinance provides common sense regulations, accountability and proper protocols for collection bins throughout the city,” said  Steve Japinga, LRCC director of government relations.  “We would particularly like to thank Councilwomen Carol Wood and A’Lynne Boles for their leadership in resolving this issue in such a positive manner.”


Charity donation bins that appear around the city are intended to collect donations for charitable organizations.  Over time, the number of bins began to increase, and in many cases were placed in front of a business without the permission of the business owners.  In addition, many bins became dumping grounds for a variety of furniture and household items, creating unsightly conditions throughout the city.


“It was frustrating for many business owners when they had difficulty getting a response from bin owners when the bins were overflowing, needed to be cleaned-up or replaced,” said Japinga.  “This ordinance will put a sound procedure in place to guard against these problems in the future.”


The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter (@Lansing Chamber), Linked In and You Tube.


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