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Powell Outlaws Dumpster Diving
The city of Powell is outlawing Dumpster diving. The City Council approved an ordinance last week that prohibits residents from taking out the contents of city trash containers or climbing on the bins. City officials say there are safety concerns about people climbing in trash bins, and some containers have been damaged. There also are privacy concerns if people are looking through trash containing credit card statements. Under the new ordinance, residents would need to call City Hall and ask for permission to go through a city trash container before taking trash from it.