People who leave “free” stuff on the sidewalk should be:

Ticketed for their littering. 55% 120 votes
Rewarded for their donation. 44% 98 votes
218 total votes


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C. Directed where to take their junk.

Num1UofAn (anonymous profile)
May 13, 2010 at 4:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One mans trash is another mans treasure.

reeltman (anonymous profile)
May 16, 2010 at 5:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We leave stuff out and it is gone in minutes. It is on our property...not the street. We put signs on it saying "Free" We watch to see if folks pick it up. Never had anyone not take it.
Our thought is that a lot of the kids clothes we take to the Goodwill get $4 and $5 price tags and maybe people just need the clothes...and don't have a lot of $$
We mark the bags.."Kids Clothes"..."Warm Kids Jackets"..."shoes"....whatever it is...we label it and put the word "FREE" on it. We live downtown and there is a usual stream of traffic that will pick up whatever we leave out ...within minutes usually. It is on our property and not the street. And we take whatever is left to Goodwill or dump it....I have seen other folks just leave things out for days until some nice garbage guys remove it. We just figure we are giving in a "direct relief" manner.

emenzies (Elizabeth Menzies)
May 17, 2010 at 6:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

57% of people really want to fill up our landfills rather than recycle and be more environmentally friendly?

It amazes me what kind of people read this website.

Who do you ticket, by the way? The person whose house it is in front of? Great, one of my neighbors is really pissing me off. I think I'll go leave a table in front of his house and call the cops >= )

loonpt (anonymous profile)
May 19, 2010 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

no reason to leave stuff on the street, just use Craigslist to find a connection. Amazing how much "junk" is worth if you find the right person. I bet a lot of free stuff is taken to be resold on Ebay and Craigslist...if I had a truck and some storage space, I would be hittin' on that.

sbindyreader (anonymous profile)
June 29, 2010 at 1:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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