Originally Posted by Evan!
WTF? Why would you pour motor oil over it? What inconvenience are these guys causing you? I mean, the only problem I could see would be identity theft as orpheus mentions, but that's on YOU...it's your responsibility to shred sensitive stuff, because dumpster diving is always a danger. Past that, unless they're making a mess and/or causing a big racket, I see no reason why you should have a problem with them re-using your trash.
I have no problem with someone dumpster diving to make good use of stuff I no longer deem useful.
However I have a big problem with someone tearing apart trash bags and strewing about the junk out of trash can all over the area.
It is because of the second type of person that many cities make it illegal to trash pick. Its unfortunate that some people behave that way but it seems to be quite common.
I do try to give anything that might still be usable to an organization like Goodwill.