Whose recycling is it?


    Last Monday as I scurried a bit late to put out the trash, greenery and recycling cans I came upon a Latin gentleman going through the neighborhood diving for aluminum cans.

    Since the system is paid for with receipts from the raw recycling, isn’t this theft? In Spanish — he spoke no English — I politely asked him to not go through the trash.

    Does anyone have a definitive policy on this “who owns the recycling” issue. I’m a little uncomfortable with strangers prowling the neighborhood under any guise.

    Marshall Thompson