This is an excerpt from an email I received this morning. If you're confused, read this.
Section 20-25 of the City Code prohibits scavenging from dumpsters and toters that are brought to the curb for collection. However, we have not actively enforced this code except in cases where the person makes a mess in the public right of way.
From our perspective whatever we lose from scavenging is more than offset by what we save in reduced collection and disposal costs.
So, it's technically against the law, but the lawmen appreciate those who break it because it saves them money. Am I interpreting that correctly?