Dumpster Diving Illegal in Orem

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(KSL News) --Dumpster diving is now illegal in the city of Orem.

Last night the City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting anyone from using or looking through a garbage can that is not theirs.

People found going through trash could face misdemeanor charges. The ordinance was proposed to reduce the number of identity thefts in the city -- and to keep people from dumping private garbage into large commercial dumpsters.

Waste workers and law enforcement officers are exempt from the statute.

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