[Chat] trash picking

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Thu Jun 2 02:15:13 EDT 2005


I'm not so sure you would be saying this if you had accidentally  
thrown $120 out with the trash and someone took it before you  
realized what had happened and could retrieve it.

Way to take the moral high-ground there.

/dale

On Jun 2, 2005, at 2:22 AM, jdy wrote:

> sorry i see it differently.  cars and trash are like refried beans  
> and sour grapes. no comparison.
> judy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dale Ghent
> To: The Charles Village Chat List
> Cc: echalmers at mindspring.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Chat] trash picking
>
>
> Generally, garbage or refuse that someone leaves out for pickup is  
> still their property. Rifling through someone else's garbage,  
> before it's picked up by the trash hauler, is considered trespass.
>
> Taking someone's "garbage" if you're not the authorized trash  
> hauler is, basically, theft. Ownership of trash ends when the  
> hauler receives it.
>
> So, I would think that Judy is in the wrong twice... once for going  
> through trash, and second for taking something from it.
>
> Think of it as screwing with someone's car parked on the street.  
> Would you do that?
>
> /dale
>
> On Jun 1, 2005, at 2:34 PM, echalmers at mindspring.com wrote:
>
>> Judy--
>>
>> I would hope that you would try to find out whose garbage you were  
>> rifling and return the money to that person.
>>
>> I personally have no problem with people picking up visible items  
>> left outside as trash--if no one wants that banged-up table and I  
>> can use it in my yard, so be it. But I have a BIG problem with  
>> people who "pick" through small trash, since what you call trash  
>> picking is one way people steal identities. Not everyone is  
>> careful enough about what goes into the trash, and people intent  
>> on stealing identies will rifle trash looking for credit card  
>> bills, bank     statements, and other identifying numbers.
>>
>> Thus, if I saw you or anyone else picking through my trash, I  
>> would be very angry, would chase you off, and might in some  
>> circumstances call the cops. I have certainly called neighbors  
>> when I have seen people going through their trash.
>>
>> Again, I hope you will try to return the money.
>>
>> Emily
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jdy
>> Sent: Jun 1, 2005 1:22 PM
>> To: Charles Village Discussion List
>> Cc: The Charles Village Chat List
>> Subject: [Chat] trash picking
>>
>> to all you folks who look down on us alley shoppers,
>> i got a real bargain yesterday. $125.00 stuffed in a pencil box.  
>> in the same aisle was a small Tupperware container overflowing  
>> with pennies and some foreign coins.
>> sorry-- sale is over.
>>
>> :~) judy
>>
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