A clothing recycling company will review the design of its charity bins after a man died after being trapped inside one of the boxes.
The SCR group will consider moderating donation bins used by thousands of Australians to recycle second-hand clothing.
It comes just days after a man’s legs were seen hanging outside one of the collection boxes at Westfield Tuggerah on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Emergency services were called to the scene after a passer-by saw legs hanging from the charity bin at around 4.25am on Tuesday.
A New South Wales police source told Daily Mail Australia the man appeared to have broken his neck while bin boating or dumpster diving before he died.
“We think he was surfing, fell and broke his neck,” they said.
A company that recycles old and used clothing will redesign its charity bins (pictured) to make the items safer for users.
Officers arrived and found the body of a man trapped inside the slide, with a bicycle lying on the ground at the foot of the container.
It is understood that the man was using the bicycle to propel himself to the box so he could grab the clothes inside.
He then became trapped in the parachute after the clothes he was trying to pick up suddenly slipped, leaving him stranded.
The SCR group will now redesign the containers to further reduce the risk to users.
“We are working quickly to understand if anything went wrong with the clothing centre, whose design has been tested locally and internationally, to minimize further risks that may occur from the dangerous practice of container diving,” a spokesperson said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted SCRgroup for comment.
The company decided to make the decision after a man’s body was found hanging outside one of the collection boxes at Westfield Tuggerah (pictured) on the New South Wales Central Coast.
SCRgroup has more than 1,500 clothing drop-off centers across Australia used by more than two million Australians to collect and dispose of recycled clothing.
The company recycles more than 30 million kilograms of clothing that avoids going to landfill.
A Westfield worker told Daily Mail Australia that two of his colleagues, who work at a nearby bakery, walked past the bins about 3am on their way to work.
The employee said his co-workers did not notice the body sticking out, but saw the bicycle lying under the bins.
“We’re told he stood up on his bike to support himself while trying to get things out of the container, but the bike fell and he was trapped,” she said.
Police do not consider the man’s death suspicious and are still investigating the incident.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.