I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a dozen years of experience handling matters of a similar nature. It is a pleasure to assist you today.
This is a tough situation because the answers really can ruin any future relationship you have with your neighbors. That being the case, here are three things you can do to attempt to remedy the situation:
- You can simply speak with them about what has transpired and point out that you are aware of their actions and do not appreciate it and respectfully ***** ***** they do not attempt this again. You can further explain to them the proper method of disposal of these items if they are unaware;
- If that does not work or you do not feel comfortable with that method, you can call local law enforcement and explain the situation and that these people have trespassed on your property and they have attempted to commit what amounts to fraud as well relative to this disposal. The law enforcement officers can cite them for these actions; and
- You can seek a temporary restraining order against them that can be converted, after a hearing on the merits, into a permanent injunction for their actions. You will have to go to your local courthouse and fill out the paperwork for the restraining order and have it served on them by the sheriff.
Again, the last two methods will likely ruin any pending or future relationship with them. That said, given their actions, you might not care about any relationship and I would not blame you at all.
There is really no "good answer" here, legally speaking. Each method has its own limitations. However, these are realistically your only options, unfortunately.
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Thank you and best wishes!