In my neighborhood, trash pick-up day is Friday. We used to put our garbage at the curb on Thursday nights, but scavengers would rip our bags open in search of stuff to sell (used and dirty Saran wrap, anyone?).
Friday mornings, our sidewalk would be littered with our own trash, which we'd then have to rebag for the sanitation workers to haul away.
Needless to say, we don't put out the trash on Thursday nights any more. We wait until Friday morning, when scavengers no longer have the cover of night to hide the mess they once made with impunity.
I share this story because I fear the city, which is considering a household-trash fee, might try to generate the funds by selling us stickers, which we'd place on our trash bags. No stickers, no pick-up.