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Dear PoPville – Are Others Getting Recycling Fines?

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm 28 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I am the President of the Condo Board at a building on the 1400 block of Columbia Rd. Our trash and recycling are located in the alley between Irving and Columbia. We have been slammed over the past few months with recycling fines including the “not enough bins” fine and the “mixing recycling and trash” fine. The best part is that the fines are always delayed in reaching us and then we get charged late fees, as well. While, of course, my building should do a better job of recycling, I can’t help but feel we are are being targeted. Are other buildings in the area or outside of the area receiving an increased number of fines?

I wish I could say our fines are helping to beautify or clean up the alley, but sadly the alley has litter all over the place and always smells like urine, especially near the 14th St. entrance. Draining the money from a condo association to feed a budget surplus does not seem smart or good for the city.”

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