Not technically. There are essentially three ways to pay taxes. One is
through pricing as you noted. When pricing is less elastic, then it
comes out of the pocket of either shareholder (reduced bottom line and
thus reduced stock price and/or lower dividends) or through reduced
spending (including wages, R&D, capital expenditures, etc.) which takes
money out of the pockets of other people.
Call your trash company and ask them. Most trash companies run into this
problem routinely, and have service options to address it, like a different
style of dumpster, or possibly a lock THEY give you. They usually don't like
customer locks, because then they have to keep track of a key. Comapny locks
would likely all be keyed alike. They REALLY want to avoid any solutions
that require driver to get out of the truck- that slows the route down.
Our trash company offers dumpsters (for an extra $10.00 per month) that have
a locking device built in. We have to use a key to open it, but when the
truck latches onto it to dump it, it trips something that flips back the
security bar with the lock on it automatically. Our problem was neighborhood
people putting trash, tires, cans of paint, etc. in our dumpster.
Agreed. The trash company has a MUCH greater invested interest in this
problem than you.
Can you imagine the furor if they compacted some homeless granny lady?
On the other hand, perhaps this happens all the time and no one ever
Call your trash hauler company. It's very possible they know what
to do in matters like this. They may have a bunch of padlocks on
the same key, so the truck operator can open all the dumpsters.
Or, they may have some kind of noise dampening, so that the fat
lady yelling doesn't bother your employees quite as much.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Does this happen often, or is this the only time it happened? If the
latter, don't do anything.
If you suspect that this is the start of a new run of dumpster raiding,
keep the area around the dumpster free of climbing materials.
It could be happening every week and this is only the first time anybody
noticed there's someone in the dumpster.
If, however, you're in California, I'm sure there's a regulation requiring
an wheelchair ramp so that the handicapped homeless can have equal access to
the dumpster's content.
Do you have a sign, in Braille, on the dumpster so that the vision impaired
homeless can determine the dumpster's contents? Is the sign also in Spanish?
I won't even go into the flagrant abuse of the environment involved in
"dumping" cardboard boxes instead of recycling (good) or facilitating re-use
Flatten the boxes? Besides making them unusable, it saves dumpster
Better yet would be to bundle and recycle it. In my days of retail
decades ago, I remember feeding and unloading box baler, it was worth
saving them up for a periodic pickup of a whole semi load worth.
The idea of leaving decent ones of the size preferred by the homeless
outside for them is a kindness that would be paid in heaven.
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