posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 02:12 PM
Back when I lived in Toronto... some moron tried to pass a law that made it illegal to pick up trash left on the curb. Fortunately that didn't pass.
Here in Vegas we have people all the time on trash night picking up old furniture and metal, even taking plastic bottles that can be redeemed in
Calif for the nickle
I know several cities do have a trash law... the concept is your stealing it from the City. Stupid law to stop people recycling stuff and saving our
Here in Vega we have tons of conventions... during the show the exhibitors gave out tons of free samples especially at the food show. If you go in
before end of show you can get tons of free stuff.
But at the end of the show things change. (note this happens at the city owned sites, nut the private ones) They have a rule that anyone taking
anything from the floor can get arrested and/or removed and banned from the show floor.
Now the exhibitors don't want pay for the shipping return so they just toss it out or give it away to the workers. But if your caught you get banned
from working the site or arrested by the police outside.
What happens to the stuff? Trash bins...
The irony is that the cleaners that take it to the trash... they glean the stuff
Stupidity all around. The exhibitors are giving it away, the rest is trash, but you get arrested if you touch it
Fortunately for me most of our jobs are at the private sites