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Junk Pickers Illegal? Let it Go

More legislation.

Did I dream it or is this Avon Lake council thinking of stopping the junk pickers from recycling trash left out on Sunday nights? Trucks go through my development and gather stuff left by the curb. Sometime people leave childrens' bikes and toys that look almost new out on the curb hoping someone else will take and use. It is strange that council would consider stopping junk pickers.

Is this the council that is environmentally concerned? Is not our city spending at least $6,000 for the which helps the needy? Is this not the city council that instituted recycling? These junk pickers use, recycle and create income the best they can.

Junk left at the curb is junk, refuse, garbage, but one man's trash is another man's treasure. Council stop cluttering the books with all of this junk legislation. Leave junk pickers alone.

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Chris June 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
They do have a License Plate on their vehicle that can be used to identify them... A permit would no doubt be smaller than a license plate and way more costly to tax payers and scrappers alike. Why cause extra fees for people who already have NO money?
Sharon June 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I am actually disappointed if something I put out on the curb that could be used by someone else is still there in the morning when the trash men come. Even my two year old granddaughter was excited when her old bike (which was a hand me down) was picked up on Sunday evening for some other little girl to be able to ride. Can't wait to see what the city will pick on next?
Sharon Hehl June 24, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Everyone is entitled to express their opinion; however you are out of line and a bully. Bet your mom is very proud of you.
Scott Rollins June 24, 2012 at 04:37 PM
A co-worker of mine scraps our work leftovers when he can, mainly for the extra cash it brings in. I believe that most scrappers are just looking for some extra money and to call it recycling is hardly accurate. I have had alot of scrappers break things open on my tree lawn like an old TV just to get a few pieces and left the shattered plastic and anything else for me to clean up. Also you might have noticed that if they dont want the device\appliance they take the cord. How do you suppose they remove the metal wires from the plastic shielding? Do we honestly think they sit down and slowly cut and pull apart the wire, or do they toss a bundle of cables in something and set them on fire? Yeah these "recyclers" and really helping out the environment. I am all for them finding something in value in my garbage but lets not dress this up and call it what it is. Reality is there is nothing that can really be done without seeming heavy handed and void of common sense. If nothing else make it a point to talk to the people doing it, and establish rules, I did and i have a few people i call when i know im going to be putting things of interest out. They know there are others that give them a bad name, there are always bad apples in any bunch. I just do what i can to make sure those jerks get nothing, and i make sure the respectful scrappers get something i know they will value.
Jon Douchichev June 06, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Kathy, if you are truly focusing on this issue you're a buffoon.

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