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Posted: 10:20 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013
By Paris Carerra
One Avondale resident tells our partner Action News he sees stragglers digging through his garbage and it makes him nervous.
Chris Carney says each week he dumps his trash off the road, it becomes another man's treasure hunt.
"It's definitely an uneasy feeling at 6:30 am when you're getting ready for work and you see people going through your trash." Carney tells Action News' Kristen Sell.
The city says once the trash makes it to the street it becomes city property, making it illegal for people to go through your trash.
"At first I was like, 'who is this guy going through my garbage' and I actually confronted one of the guys." Carney said.
Carney says he's concerned about the personal information garbage pickers now have access to.
"They have at least your name, your address. God forbid your social security number is in there."
The Solid waste division says inspectors can go out if you have a problem in your neighborhood. Also, if you spot someone on your property digging through your trash, you can contact police.
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