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With the economy in the dumps, the soda can scavengers are out in full force. We have recycling the town I live in, but let's just say we aren't as strict as say like in Japan, where they tell on their neighbors. Thus, I am getting a mild headache from these scavengers. I am sick of leaving for work or returning from work on trash days discovering direct and indirect evidence of trash bags ripped wide open by these human scavengers. Crap, at least rodents sniff around selectively for leftovers and contrarily to common knowledge, they actually don't have the tools to untie knots.

I can't shoot them like rodents, can I?
 

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You don't really want powder burns on your bespoke clothing, do you?

(I hope you're joking.)
 

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Try recycling yourself for once. Aluminum recycling is one of the few recycling industries that doesn't have to be subsidized to high heaven to actually make money.
 

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Originally Posted by Bumble_Bee
With the economy in the dumps, the soda can scavengers are out in full force. We have recycling the town I live in, but let's just say we aren't as strict as say like in Japan, where they tell on their neighbors. Thus, I am getting a mild headache from these scavengers. I am sick of leaving for work or returning from work on trash days discovering direct and indirect evidence of trash bags ripped wide open by these human scavengers. Crap, at least rodents sniff around selectively for leftovers and contrarily to common knowledge, they actually don't have the tools to untie knots.

I can't shoot them like rodents, can I?


What a pleasant message as we approach the Holiday Season.
 

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Who are these people? Digging through trash is for waste managment employees, the homeless and identity theives.
 

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Originally Posted by Bumble_Bee
With the economy in the dumps, the soda can scavengers are out in full force. We have recycling the town I live in, but let's just say we aren't as strict as say like in Japan, where they tell on their neighbors. Thus, I am getting a mild headache from these scavengers. I am sick of leaving for work or returning from work on trash days discovering direct and indirect evidence of trash bags ripped wide open by these human scavengers. Crap, at least rodents sniff around selectively for leftovers and contrarily to common knowledge, they actually don't have the tools to untie knots.

I can't shoot them like rodents, can I?


Hmmm, I am thinking a good use of bailout funds would be to arm them so they can shoot you.
 

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thrash can with a lock? Just be sure to give the key to the men that pick up your waste...
 

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Maybe these people are recycling your cans, to make up for your laziness?
 

montecristo#4

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Just set a couple bags up with these:

 

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It sounds like your community could be doing more to help those, within your midst, who have fallen upon hard times! Perhaps a miracle will come along and soften your heart, just a bit.
 

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The easiest course of action is to separate them from your main trash and put them out in a bucket when you take out the trash for the scavengers. If you live in a city and don't have a property manager to handle trash day, you'll always be frustrated come trash day. Legally once trash is put out for collection I believe it has entered the public domain. I think the exception being the wholesale recycling scavengers who go by car like in NY.
 

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