Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-03-2012, 12:09 AM
StephyMei1112's Avatar
StephyMei1112 StephyMei1112 is offline
Blackout
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: No fixed abode.
Posts: 922
Default Would you stop homeless people from going through your garbage/recycling?

The house is fenced and all but tomorrow is our garbage day and just because we're a bunch of lazy bums we like putting it out to curb the night before instead of the actual morning of collection.

More often than not homeless people cruise by and cherry pick through both our garbage and recycling bins for soda bottles, cans, etc - as our province has a refundable bottle deposit that can be claimed back upon return of them.

This drives my dad abit crazy and it really infuriates him - I'm indifferent to it as our house is secure anyway - they aren't coming onto our property for anything, and the bottles get recycled all the same with the homeless people getting abit of change for themselves out of it, I don't see who it hurts.

Anyways, was just wondering - would you personally mind or stop a homeless person going through your garbage or recycle bins if you saw them doing so?
__________________
Feudin' and fightin' and a-fussin,'
That's all that's goin' on with us'n!
We are such neighborly people, peaceful and sweet!
All except when we happen to meet.


Stories, Poetry, and Musings
http://inugami1112.wordpress.com/

"And it's all been lost before, so there's nothing to lose..."


"There are those that love dogs insanely and those that don't. But once you like a dog, you're sunk. You're a dog person for life."

UKC Kuvasz Standard
AKC Kuvasz Standard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-03-2012, 12:11 AM
JessLough JessLough is offline
Love My Mutt <3
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 13,116
Default

Once you put it out to the curb it's not your property, so there's not much you COULD do. But I really don't care if they do or not
__________________
Ella: 2 1/2 year old female ferret
Nacho: ~7 year old male ferret

Goodbye, Rosey. You were the best girl I could have asked for. 10/15/96-03/08/13
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Xandra's Avatar
Xandra Xandra is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,784
Default

We've had them come onto our balcony and take empty bottles (involves going around back of the house, climbing the stairs, opening the gate, hauling the container w/bottles down the steps, emptying it and leaving it on the ground). That pissed my dad off and I can see why, first he was pretty severely trespassing, second he was taking $10 or more of stuff.

However, going through stuff at the curb? As long as they leave it neat and clean I can't see why that would be bothersome. Sometimes old guys (not homeless) on bicycles go through people's curb-side recycling, rock on as far as I'm concerned lol. I think I heard somewhere that it legally becomes public property when it's curbside actually.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-03-2012, 12:53 AM
puppydog's Avatar
puppydog puppydog is offline
Tru evil has no pantyline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,498
Default

No. I don't stop them. I ask them nicely to put what they don't take back in the bin when they are done and they always comply.
__________________


Run free my special angel. I love you and will miss you forever more. You touched everyone with your light.

Abusive ground RAW feeder since 2009

Blog---> http://bananarepublic-ct.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2012, 01:16 AM
Hillside's Avatar
Hillside Hillside is offline
Original Twin
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 3,048
Default

We constantly have people going through our dumpster in the back of our building. My neighbors have just started putting clothing items on the lid. I have started just putting my cans in a plastic bag next to the dumpster. I don't go through a lot of cans, but Iowa has a deposit and hey, if my trash can help someone, might as well.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-03-2012, 03:13 AM
LindaJD's Avatar
LindaJD LindaJD is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 478
Default

As long as they didn't leave a mess, I don't think it would bother me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2012, 04:43 AM
Fran101's Avatar
Fran101 Fran101 is offline
Resident fainting goat
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 12,256
Default

If they don't leave a mess, I don't care.
We shred all letters/bank documents/anything that would have any personal info anyway.

The guys that go through the buildings stuff often go through and even sort a bunch of stuff into recycling that was thrown away lol which is awesome.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2012, 07:38 AM
ACooper's Avatar
ACooper ACooper is offline
<--------Orson
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: IN
Posts: 27,685
Default

As others have said, if they don't leave a mess, it's fine with me. BUT....we shred our mail, and our bins are also out on the curb. If our bins are still up on our property? NO......I would be chasing people away!

Twice a year our town has 'trash days' which is pretty much spring and fall clean up. You can get rid of larger items.....sofas, old lawn mowers, grills,mattresses, etc at no extra charge. TONS of people are out cruising town going through everyone's trash during this time. Doesn't bother me except when they drag out a pile to get to something and leave a huge mess........then it bothers me! LOL
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2012, 08:06 AM
sassafras's Avatar
sassafras sassafras is offline
such sights to show you
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,525
Default

People drive up and down the alleys around here scavenging, not necessarily homeless. Which means you can put stuff you don't want anymore but don't necessarily want to throw away out on the alley and someone will take it, it's sort of its own little ecosystem. Never had any problems with it as far as people coming in yards or nuisance crimes or whatever. It's pretty entrenched in the culture of the area around here, so I'm not sure you could really do much about it if it bothered you. Anything you put on the alley is considered fair game.

I see a woman with two little kids in a stroller walking down the alley collecting cans from people's recycling every once in a while. Why in the world would I stop her, at least she's doing something constructive to feed her kids or send them to summer camp or whatever she's using the money for.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,467
Default

Perhaps sort it before you bin it...?
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site