Sound Off

Is it legal to rummage through or take someone else's trash?

City Manager Mike Wildgen said, "Generally, the question answers itself 'someone else's trash' is someone else's trash."

He also referred to a portion of the Lawrence City Code, which states: "Unless authorized hereby to collect and dispose of refuse or to operate a service for the collection of material for recycling, it shall be unlawful for any person to remove any portion of the contents of any refuse container, or remove any material placed out by residents or occupants of any premise for collection by operators of recycling services."


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