Results for - Recycling Bin Scavengers

1,907 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you put your recycling in a separate bin to be collected?

Yes
63%
1,203 votes
No
37%
704 votes

2. Do scavengers commonly dig through these bins and take the more valuable items like deposit bottles and cans?

Yes
17%
326 votes
No
44%
836 votes
Unsure
16%
303 votes
N/A
23%
442 votes

3. Would it bother you if you found someone rummaging through your recycling bin?

Yes
30%
566 votes
No
37%
712 votes
Maybe
17%
319 votes
N/A
16%
310 votes

4. If scavenging bothers you, why?

Scavengers often leave a mess
21%
406 votes
It's illegal where I live
7%
124 votes
Don't like strangers digging through my trash
30%
574 votes
Increases cost of trash collection since rates assume company will receive some income from recyclables
5%
97 votes
N/A
51%
982 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
32 votes

5. If scavenging doesn't bother you, why not?

It provides some money to people who desperately need it
27%
524 votes
It assures that items really will be recycled
14%
268 votes
I often have too much recycling to fit in the bin
4%
82 votes
Just don't care about trash
12%
232 votes
N/A
55%
1,052 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
13 votes

6. What do you do if you encounter scavengers?

Ignore them
29%
549 votes
Confront them
11%
209 votes
Be friendly
21%
397 votes
Call police
5%
94 votes
N/A
39%
752 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
01/06/2015 Living 1907 38 By: tg85

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