There was a year, I can't remember when, where they had a hair-brained idea for people to leave their tents to be used for disaster relief. What they didn't make clear was that they expected the tents to be in good condition, complete and to be taken down, packed up and handed in.
A lot of people just took the half story as the OK to just leave all their wreckage behind.
Hopefully by now the story is clearer - please take everything home.
I have never left so much as a tent peg - we always used to do a finger tip search of our camp area - and everything was taken home, if broken for repair. I'm horrified and a bit ashamed when I see what people leave behind. You wouldn't go to a party at someone's house and leave it in the state of Glastonbury.