I live in a suburb that has tons and tons of services for homeless people (our city recently decided they would even provide them with free medical marijuana). As a result, we are overrun with homeless people and have many community problems relating to their extreme number. I would estimate 15-20 homeless people go through my apartment's trash each night (only 3 of us live here). We have a separate bin for recyclables that they can take and turn in for 10 cents, but they actually go through the trash as well because, with so many scavengers, it is nearly always empty. Sometimes they do not bother to put the trash back in the can and leave it all over the driveway (to the point where the can and its contents block our cars from leaving in the morning). Sometimes they purposefully pick out "embarrassing" items (like feminine hygiene products or condoms) and decorate a bush with them. Sometimes they get mad by the lack of cans/bottles and throw stuff and scream. Last week, a man found some poop somewhere (not in the trash) and wrote his name, in poop, on our trash can. Last month, a man saw my cat staring at him through the window. He started screaming at my cat and throwing tampons at the window (this was at 4AM and woke me up). We are fed up. We are thinking about investing in some locked trash bins. However, we are worried that, coming onto the property and finding the bins locked, they will become angry and go nuts. 2 years ago, a man didn't find any cans and took the recyclables bin and smashed in the window of a parked car while we watched him. He screamed obscenities at us through our gate and threw stuff everywhere. However, I hate this logic of catering to them just because they might behave worse. 3 years ago, our neighbors were renovating their vacant property and homeless people moved in and started fires and would fight with construction tools in the middle of the night. They refused to take action against them because they were worried they would be insulted and destroy the property further. Does anyone have any experience with this?