I asked the produce department at Harris Teeter if I could have their trimmings. I was told "no" so I emailed them for clarification. Here's the response:
Thank you for your email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, however the store is correct. We do not allow the stores to give away product/trimmings that has been pulled and discarded in trash bins. Thanks for being our customer!
Harris Teeter Customer Relations