When you take your trash or recycling to the curb it is still on your property. If someone is going through your trash while it is on the curb, Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said, he or she would be trespassing. When the trash is picked up by Waste Industries, it then becomes the company’s property. It then goes to the landfill, where state law prohibits scavenging, meaning people cannot take the trash from the landfill, Lewis said.
Date posted: July 27, 2010
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