Dear PoPville – Update on Garbage/Recycling fines

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm 19 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

Our condo building just got hit with $1,200.00 in fines for having some recycling in the garbage dumpster and I remembered there was a story about this last year.

I’d love to see an update and learn if anyone has successfully dealt with the city and if so how – None of our alleged tickets were ever received – DPW just sent them to the address with no name or apartment number. We do in fact have (and pay for!) recycling bins. But short of chaining closed the dumpsters, there is no way to keep random people from throwing in whatever they want.

Has anyone been able to 1. Negotiate a lesser fine 2. End the abusive targeting of buildings in certain neighborhoods.


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