Patt Morrison for Friday, June 19, 2009

Trash Scavengers

It's the night before garbage pick-up day and scavengers are cherry-picking valuable cans and bottles from your trash bin—is it a nuisance that's taking revenue from local government or a comment on a wasteful society? Santa Ana residents say nuisance and they’re locking their trash up to stop it.

Guests:
Lucy Bateson, Santa Ana resident who spearheaded the anti-scavenging program
Neil Benson, co-founder of Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers
Jorge Santiesban, division manager of solid resource support, Bureau of Waste Management


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