Are you sure they (the trash folks) didnt take the whole thing barrel and all instead of dumping the leaves out and leaving your barrel?
It really doesn't matter. I'd still consider that stealing.
I had a large BLUE one
Hundred bucks says that the main reason he's mad! LOL
Funny ... ha ha. (I won't say it's not part of the reason!)
But it was also the largest barrel I had.
Just ticks me off that it's gone.