We wouldn't have done this if we thought we did wrong. We just wanted to repurpose them.

May 12, 2014

Mina Karini, who was arrested and charged with theft after she and a friend took several old Washington, D.C., recycling bins, intending to use them as flower pots. The District is replacing the old bins (indicated by yellow "take me" stickers) and because the city has left so many old bins sitting in front of houses for weeks, Karini believed they were free for the taking.