I have the same issue and I don't own Eco Lifestyle.
I'm trying the Rags to Riches Challenge and it's very annoying that my sim can't rummage in the bin to find stuff.
@bookmaster325 I found exactly the same thing (see post #5)! So I suspect that at least part of the time people are getting confused by that (having to add trash to the can before rummaging becomes an option). I certainly was with my game!
August - last edited August
I thought this was meant to be in the game. The only trash cans I can rummage are the ones that you can kick over (I always rummage for parts in the pile of trash that appears on the ground) and then after picking up the cans I can either rummage through them or rummage for food (since I gave my Sim the Glutton trait).
Didn't know you were supposed to be able to rummage through them.
If anyone is still seeing the issue (without mods) and are willing to share save files, instructions are here:
@SimGuruRitzy I have uploaded a file for the team to look at and sent the link to you via DM.
I play on PC, have all content released to date installed and have never used mods.
I want to mention that the link you provided for instructions in your post would not work. It kept taking me to an Invalid Parameters Specified page. To get the instructions I used a link shown in one of SimGuruNick's posts in another thread requesting saves.
I hope the save is helpful.
I'm having the same problem. I'm still unable to rummage in the community lot trash cans.
However I can't share my save files since I use mods, sorry.
Hopefully it will get properly fixed on the next update.
November - last edited November