Report – Does your donation count or cost? Understanding donating and dumping behaviours and their impacts for Queensland charities.

March 2016 – This report provides an insight for the first time into public attitudes and beliefs of donation behaviours, its nature, scale and impact of the ‘dumping’ problem in Queensland. It also explores current strategies used to deter illegal dumping.

The report was prepared by UnitingCare Community and undertaken in partnership with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations, and the Brisbane City Council. The research was governed by members of the partnership, who invested significant time and resources to provide advice on the design of the study, data collection, findings and recommendations.

The report found approximately 8,200 tonnes of rubbish has been dumped at Queensland charities between 2014 and 2015.

The report can be downloaded at this link.