Habitat for Humanity of Warrick County is asking the community not to dump their trash at the organization's Donation Center after an incident that took place recently.
The nonprofit took to Facebook Tuesday to share the message after a filthy, torn-up couch was dumped at the Donation Center.
Officials with the organization say this is a problem that's all too familiar to them, and that they're dealing with it at least once a week.
Unusable items are dumped at the Donation Center, and Habitat for Humanity of Warrick County has had to pay the price.
"What we're trying to do is keep things out of the landfills and raise money to build houses for Habitat for Humanity in Warrick County," said Director Kathy Downey. "Every dollar that we have to spend dumping things - $700, $1,400 a month in dumping trash that people drop off - that takes right out of our fund to build houses."
While the organization condemns the dumping of trash and unusable items, they say they're always taking donations of usable items like doors, windows, working appliances, and lightly used furniture.
If you'd like to make a donation to the Habitat for Humanity of Warrick County, you can visit its location at 10622 Telephone Road in Chandler, Indiana. Anyone with more questions on the process can call (812) 858-3707.