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

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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