Section: Halacha   Category: Tshuvos
Debriciner Rov - Chametz In The Garbage On Erev Pesach
The Debriciner Rov was asked (Be'er Moshe 1:41) what to do about the garbage in a person's private garbage cans outside his house on Erev Pesach, since most of the Chametz in the garbage is Chametz Gamur and is still Ra'ui L'Achilas Kelev.

He paskened that if the garbage cans are on the street and not within your property, there is no problem.  However if they are on your private property then you have Chametz in your Reshus.  Even if you are mafkir your garbage, as long as it is in your property and you do not allow people passing by to enter your property, it is not considered hefker.  Therefore in this case you should pour a substance on it that renders it inedible when it is impractical to take out the chametz and burn it.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.