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Scavenging from trash is illegal in Burbank

In Saturday’s mailbag, a misinformed contributor claimed that scavenging is not considered theft.

She cited a 21-year-old incident in Hancock Park as proof that removing recyclables is permissible.

I contacted John Molnar, Burbank’s Public Works director, for clarification. Molnar confirmed that it is indeed illegal to scavenge any material from solid waste containers in the city of Burbank.

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He further remarked that it is considered theft, in accordance with Burbank’s Municipal Code, BMC4-2-111.7, and any violation should be reported to the police department for enforcement.

Les Urban
Burbank


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