I really can't stand these people. And while I understand the economy is bad right now, these thieves leave a trail of strewn garbage, rats and bugs.
Yes, I called them thieves. Both city and state law prohibit the theft of recyclable materials. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW! The yearly amount lost is $500,000 which you could see as a reduction in your garbage bill but for these thieves.
What can you do about it?
1. Call the police: 415.553.0123 - The police would love a description of the vehicle and licence plate number, description of the individuals and which way they are headed.
2. Fill out this form whenever you see thieves in your neighborhood: Theft Report Form.
These guys are aggressive and hostile so be careful!!
You can read more about the recycle thieves in San Francisco (Glen Park is mentioned) here: SFGate Article.