This happened to me a few years ago. Two houses over was having major renovations and the garbage area in the back lot was always a mess. Something with my address on it (amazon box or something like that) ended up somewhere it shouldn’t have been in the ally and I got a letter, ticket, and photocopy of the boxtop with my address.
I responded with a letter disputing the ticket and went on about the poor state of the ally and mess from the construction company. I never heard from them again and was forced told to pay the ticket.