'No charity bags' sign

Can anyone point me in the direction of a printable, online 'no charity bags' notice which I can put up?

I am getting heartily fed up with the torrent of these non-green, useless things coming through my letter box and I'm amazed that charities don't seem to realise how much they are putting people's backs up in this way.

This is a repeat of a post in the charities forum.
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Most of them are not actual charities, They collect clothing etc and donate some of their profits to
    a charity.

    Lots of them are misleading, I checked one up and the company reg no. was a haulage business who knew
    nothing about the collectors using their company number.
    Companies house already knew about the dodgy collections.

    Leaflets stopped for a few months then restarted with a similar name and another random company number.

    One claimed to have donated a large sum of monmey to a charity but when i checked that charity online their
    statement showed the whole 3 months to have received less than the company said they donated in one month.

    I spotted a scruffy white van pickup a bag from outside my neighbours, Only one bag from several left.
    I wonder if they are helping themselves to bags from other collectors.

    Whole thing is full of scams.
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  • PoosmatePoosmate Forumite
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    I use them to put my used kitty litter in, saves using 2 black bags!

    Maybe, rather than be annoyed about receiving them you could utilise them somehow (like I do).

    Anyone got any ideas of what to use them for other than reinforcing black bags?

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  • ali-tali-t Forumite
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    can't you just make one on your computer and print it off?

    I saw stickers on ebay recently to put on your letterbox that say no takeaway menus, junk mail and no charity bags.
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  • Ben84Ben84 Forumite
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    As forgotmyname mentioned, they generally aren't the charities themselves and are companies who collect using the charity name and pay a small price per ton to the charity. I think it's a poor deal for the charities as any good items going in there could sell for far more in an actual charity shop. I donate items to charity shops and save the bags for bin liners, although I use the bin a lot less these days so might have to consider alternatives eventually. Most these bags are LDPE so can be recycled with carrier bags, or passed on to someone else who might use them.
  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    With a hole cut put of the top and a hanger they make great temporary dry cleaning/ clothes storage bags.
  • Indie_KidIndie_Kid Forumite
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    I spotted a scruffy white van pickup a bag from outside my neighbours, Only one bag from several left.
    I wonder if they are helping themselves to bags from other collectors.

    Whole thing is full of scams.

    One of the charity shops I walked past last week, did warn that there are people doing this.
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  • Tiggy10Tiggy10 Forumite
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    I have the same problem where I live, at least 1 charity bag and 2 takeaway leafletts a day. so i decided to make my own sign.
    It has not worked!

    what charity bags i do get go in the bathroom and bedroom bins as bin liners!
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  • planemadplanemad Forumite
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    I have seen these being delivered by Royal Mail as well.
  • moonrakerzmoonrakerz Forumite
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    Ben84 wrote: »
    they generally aren't the charities themselves and are companies who collect using the charity name
    Most of them are not actual charities,


    In my experience the vast majority of the bags I get - and lots of them ! are genuine.
    It must be self defeating, because when I do have stuff to get rid of, I make a point of taking it to shop that hasn't stuffed a plastic bag thru' my door.
    But they are handy for cleaning out the cat's litter tray :D
  • garfield33garfield33 Forumite
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    A couple of a weeks ago, we had a "charity" bag through the letterbox, we left it outside (unopened) and as usual it was never collected. Then last week they posted us another one, whilst ignoring the old one which was still sat on our doorstep, and should have been a clue that we had nothing to donate... Think I'll use them as bathroom bin bags!
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