How to prevent people from throwing away their trash in a can not theirs?
December 23, 2009 9:09 PM Subscribe
What to do about people putting their trash in trash cans which are not theirs?
posted by Charmian to home & garden (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine has a problem: she lives in a duplex, and some people, who are probably the people who live in the neighboring duplex, keep putting their trash in her garbage can, filling it up entirely. Although she has not seen them doing so, because their garage is right next to hers (she puts her garbage can outside next to the garage), she suspects they are the culprits. The garages are not visible from the street, making it unlikely that an outside person is doing it, and their garbage can is overflowing with trash, although they for some reason do not take it out to the curb.
She complained to the landlord, but the landlord doesn't seem to want to do anything since she doesn't have concrete proof it's them doing it. She put her garbage can inside of the garage, but she would rather not do that.
Any suggestions on how she can discourage people from leaving their trash inside of her garbage can?