Am I understanding this correctly? You can be fined $100 for not having enough in your recycle bin? Who decides how much is enough? What if somebody steals from your bin to fill their own? This is nuts!!
I can understand Dave's Solid Waste Deputy Sheriff friend. I live on a busy street and people are always tossing old mattresses and sofas by my trash on trash day--and I'm always having to explain that the stuff itn't mine to avoid fines.
Originally posted by Dave:
As early as 1975, back in my home county of Columbia County, NY, they had hired a friend of mine as "Solid Waste Deputy Sheriff".
Although he was a sworn police officer his primary duty was to wander the county looking for trash people had tossed along roadsides, in the woods, etc., and try to find out who did it.
I might offend a few here, but that is just me. I wish we would put some of the "CHRONIC UNEMPLOYED" and I say Chronic, to work picking up papers, cleaning streets, and whatever else needs to be done. It would solve a few problems.
Too often, it isn't that a person can't find "work". It just isn't what they want to do so they cling to unemployment checks.
I retired from TVA as a middle-management type, from a technical department where I dealt with difficult tasks and everyone had educations and high level skill sets. But if had I'd been laid off I'd take a job at McDonald's before I'd sit around just drawing unemployment and thinking I'm too good to flip burgers or dig ditches. There is a lack of worth ethic in too many people these days.