Contrary to popular belief, one person's trash is actually not another's treasure. Torontonians are leaving clothes outside of already full charity donation boxes in Toronto, and it's creating a lot of garbage. Despite the bins not being collected due to layoffs of charity workers, people continue to dump their unwanted clothing and toys.\nThe situation has escalated to where many charities have since pleaded with these "well-meaning" individuals to stop donating. Diabetes Canada has specifically complained about this. On Friday, the organization published an open letter asking people to "pause" any donations during the pandemic. "Diabetes Canada donation bins are overflowing, and some are becoming a dumping ground for well-meaning citizens who want to support our work," the letter says.Because of COVID-19, handling donations is not considered safe after non-essential services have stopped running. Anything placed outside of a donation box and not directly inside of it is considered garbage. According to its letter, Diabetes Canada stopped accepting donations back on March 23. Since then, the organization has continued to see piles of old clothing accumulating around the bins. "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and crucial physical distancing orders by governments that non-essential services be stopped, the pick-up of all textile donations by Diabetes Canada from homes and donation bins across Canada stopped on March 23rd."\nView this post on Instagram Clothing donations at charity bins across the country are starting to cause a big problem. Diabetes Canada is asking everyone who may be cleaning out their homes to hang on to clothes they were planning to donate. The charity stopped pickups last month but huge piles of clothing are building up after some ripped signs off donation bins and dumped their stuff. Most of the donations have been legitimate but some are taking advantage by dumping garbage outside the bins. The retail stores that sell the donated clothes have shut down and Diabetes Canada has laid off more than 500 employees. The organization says it can't pick up the donations or afford to pay for cleanup. Anything left outside a bin has probably been ruined by the elements and will need to be thrown out. Photo: Cam Woolley/CP24 A post shared by NEWSTALK 1010 (@newstalk1010) on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:51am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Some charity donation bins have turned into mini dump sites. Bins are sealed during pandemic but ppl still dropping off items that end up strewn everywhere. Diabetes Canada, Salvation Army and other organizations/charities are asking people wanting to donate to store items at home til bins can reopen. A post shared by 680 NEWS (@680news) on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:02am PDT\nAccording to CP24, Diabetes Canada had to lay off 500 staff members because of COVID-19, and it doesn't have the resources to handle all of the clothing without them. Footage has been popping up online of bags full of clothing and other clutter piling up.\nAnja Kundacina | Narcity\nDonation bins are not for garbage. Please do not dump unwanted items at these bins – we are seeking your assistance in helping us spread the word and avoid needlessly adding to our landfills.Many thanks: The Diabetes Canada Team#COVID19Canada #StayAtHomeSaveLives #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/trcyAhgWUh— Diabetes Canada (@DiabetesCanada) April 6, 2020\nOasis Clothing Bank also posted a message on Twitter, asking people not to drop off clothes."We have temporarily suspended our home pick-up service and sealed our donation bins in an effort to keep everyone safe! We would ask that you do not leave items around the bins. Thank you for your patience and understanding."\nThis isn't the only incident of dumping that Toronto has seen since the start of the pandemic. The city has been littered with abnormal amounts of rubber gloves and protective masks in the past few weeks, causing sanitation problems within the province.\nThough these charities rely on clothing donations, they're only of use to them if the clothes can be collected properly. With no clear date as to when collecting operations will be restored, the mounting donations will most likely end up in the landfill.