Letters to the Editor

Angry at scavengers

I thoroughly agree with Don Redmond's letter (Nov. 1) regarding the big mess that recycling scavengers make on trash day.

Not only do they make noise, but they also tear my bags apart. I wrap all my recyclables in a trash bag and tie them with a knot. I have a shredding machine, and last week I emptied the container into a bag and tied it tightly. Someone came by and tore the bag open looking for cans. When the truck came and emptied the blue container, of course the shredded pieces flew all over the sidewalk.

Because of their appearance and behavior, I hesitate to confront them, but they make me very angry. Can anything be done?

Joanne L. Hawkins