Thursday, September 4, 2008

Addendum....

The not so fine print....... just so that we all know........ recycling or re-using things that others no longer need or want is considered THEFT!

13 comments:

jodi said...

That can't be right. Can it? I've found so many treasures on the nature strip!

Nikki said...

Silly, isn't it? I'm just as happy for someone to take my "useless things" and make them useful as I am to use other people's cast-offs.

potty mouth mama said...

That's crazy isn't it?? Imagine being thrown in the clink for rifling through some tossed out rubbish. Ridiculous.

Super Monkey said...

Ridiculous. They do a second-hand Sunday here, where you put your unwanted stuff on the nature strip, register on the website, and anyone can take it.

handmaiden said...

yes legally it is theft.....if u find a wallet legally it's not yours...ifs theft by stealing!!
strange isn't it

Hoppo Bumpo said...

You do have to wonder why the council think its so much better for things to end up as landfill?!

cindy said...

What is the punishemnt, community service where you pick-up rubbish - irony?!?

muralimanohar said...

Ugh..don't even get me STARTED on that!! :vent: I can't believe they would be so closeminded and stupid about recycling and repurposing!!!

Jodie said...

Wooo Hooo - I'm a thief.

ingrid said...

Well lock me up then! This is so ridiculous, they should be encouraging people to collect it so it doesnt end up in that great ole landfill pile which is doing us so much damage!
Hopefully your council doesnt actually enforce this silly rule and you can find some treasures without being arrested.

Betty Jo said...

What breaks my heart is the trucks CRUSH everything and don't even take the good stuff to the recycling shop.
I think scavaging is banned by most councils as they don"t like the mess left by the night time frenzy!

Beth J said...

In the notice I received, it even goes so far as to _encourage_ people to notify the police if they see someone going through hard rubbish. I was gobsmacked!

Stacey said...

Crazy isn't it?
I was really pleased to see people haul off all our unwanted stuff before the Council collected it. I even helped them load it.