Hmm, this reminds me of a temp job I had. It was working for a large department store in a mall. Back then The Gas Crisis(tm) was going on. Some people got wood burning stoves to cut down on heating oil purchases. Anyway, this one temp guy I worked with was taking brand new pallets and chucking them in the dumpster. After work he retrieved them and put them in his vehicle. He broke them up to burn in his stove.
The security in the department store got onto him. They dismissed him saying that his behavior was absolutely unpalatable.