February 13, 2012
My bins kept getting filled up Monday night. I finally dumpster dove myself – to suss out the culprit. And there it was – my neighbor's trash. I taped his torn-up pay-stub to his door, with a note on it, asking him to please use his own damn bin. I made sure to have his year-to-date total showing. Selfish schmuck. Of course, now knowing his income, I understand he is not able to hire help…
January 20, 2012
June 17, 2009
The other thing to think about is all the personal mail that gets thrown away, with account numbers, credit offers, bills…all with your name and address on them, all mixed in with the cans and bottles that gets sifted through every couple of hours while the cans are on the street.
Solution? I don't have one.
A cross cut shredder works well. Pretty much everyone I know uses them these days.
I can't really speak about the pickers as I take my bins out the morning of so I'm not effected. I can say that people litter my street all weekend long and I have seen the pickers cleaning it up. Even stuff I know can't be recycled. Perhaps different neighborhoods have different picker groups? Are they territorial? I have no idea but it might be mildly interesting to learn more about the picking culture.
June 17, 2009
December 8, 2008
it's illegal… it's organized… I feel for these trash pickers but at some point broken glass in the street and personal information strewn across the road isn't a Venice homeowner requirement. We call it the 'recycling mafia', cuz that's what it appears to be. if you ask the trash guys what they think about it, they're beyond pissed! They have budget cuts because of this behavior, and of course many other reasons, but they claim this is a large reason. It's becoming a 'why bother enforcing issue' because of the "petty" outlook.
Again, it's illegal… it's organized and it needs to stop!