What can be done to control scavenging?

To minimize people from scavenging through your personal property you can remove lids and doors to appliances and cabinets, and mark white goods such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc. with a large spray-painted “X”.  This will help devalue the property so that it cannot be resold as-is or refurbished and sold as new.

It is important to note that trash or recyclables placed in containers belongs to the City and cannot be removed by bystanders.   Traditionally loose items left by the curb are deemed abandoned by the owner and there is no local regulation prohibiting others from scavenging or repurposing them. 

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1. My house flooded – where do I begin?
2. Do I contact the city to report damage to my home?
3. How and when can I get assistance for damages?
4. Will I be able to speak to someone in person?
5. Is there assistance available if I’m not insured?
6. When will the city begin collecting debris?
7. How do I dispose of sandbags?
8. What can I do in the future to protect my home from flood damage?
9. Can I use water for laundry and showering?
10. What can be done to stop people from driving fast through high water which creates a wake that pushes into my house?
11. What can be done to control scavenging?
12. Can I get this list in print format?