When Crappy was a kid, bums used to rummage through the garbage, but only at night when cans were left out by the curb for pickup. But this generation of aggressive derelicts has no problem trespassing on private property on any day of the week, in broad daylight, to rifle through people's trash (and they aren't neat about it either). And from what I understand, there are burglars who now use the can-collecting ruse to scope out and enter property because it is so commonplace now that homeowners don't give a second thought when they see them.
Does this happen in your neighborhood, too? Just think, we may soon have more bottles to hide from them!