Can and Bottle Collectors: Thanks for the Mess (and Fine)

erikka writes on the Park Slope Message Board:

“I got a ticket this morning from the sanitation department due to a mess made by the people who dig through our recycling for cans and bottles.”

“Turns out they started digging in the garbage as well, and left garbage strewn all over the sidewalk.”

“I don’t care if people take things out of the recycling–I actually leave the bag loosely tied so they can get at it easier and don’t have to rip it. But the collectors have been getting more aggressive lately and have been making a huge mess–I’ve tried putting the recycling out right before the garbage truck comes but I have to leave for work at 6:30 am, which gives them enough time to dump the bags out and take what they want.”

“Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with it?”

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