Is dumpster diving legal in springfield illinois?

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"There is an ordinance against dumping in someone else's Dumpster, but as far as taking things out of a Dumpster, that has been less addressed," Story said. "If a person is rummaging through a commercial Dumpster, say at an apartment building, they're certainly at least trespassing.

Dumpster diving is technically legal in all 50 states. In 1988, there was a Supreme Court case (the State of California vs. Greenwood) that ruled searching trash is legal as long as it does not conflict with any city, county, or state ordinances.

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