This may have already been a topic of discussion and if so, I apologize.
Has anyone else noticed and/or been disturbed by groups of people going through the recycling bins in their neighborhood?
We were awakened by three such individuals (including a child) at about 2 a.m. today. They certainly didn't hold back on the noise they made, including yelling, as they were going through the 32-gallon can we use for recycling.
I called the police, mostly because if I'm paying a trash fee and getting a discount on that fee for recycling, I'm going to make damn sure that the bin has recyclables in it come morning. Plus they pissed me off when they woke me up.
What surprised me was the reaction of the police. I figured I'd be brushed off, but they not only told me they'd send someone out, they called me BACK for additional information about the vehicle that the people took off in.
This made me wonder if this is becoming a problem throughout the city, and I'm also curious what people think about it. Given that someone can be slapped with a $50 fine if they're not recycling when they've pledged to do so, I would think that it would cause some concern.