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JAILED for early trash collection pick up

Rubbish, Trash, Refuse

All names for the stuff WE throw out and want taken away! The job of collecting and disposing of OUR rubbish is not one that many of us possibly would want to do but we are all very glad that it gets taken away out of our sight and smell without us having to worry too much about it.

Collection Times

OK, we don't want to be woken from our sleep either. And some places have city rules that limit the times when trash can be collected, or other deliveries made too.

Woken at 5 a.m.

Some residents got woken at 5 am because their rubbish, trash, refuse, etc was being collected for disposal. Their city says trash can't be collected before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m.


The driver collecting the rubbish in Georgia, (USA) has been jailed for 30 days! The prosecutor said that he has not been able to get the companies to stop this practice by prosecuting them, so he is going after the drivers instead!

Should Be Ashamed

I get woken by neighbours revving cars, barking dogs, neighbours returning after a "good night out", someone else's music, the pub across the road having a "late" evening, etc. Should my neighbours, the pub, etc all be jailed?

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Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 10, 2015, 5:16 AM

The driver shouldn´t have been jailed, he was only trying to keep his job.

bestwriter wrote on March 10, 2015, 5:24 AM

Atleast we have a rule about certain timings for pubs and stuff. Strange that you only have rules about collecting garbage. (lol)

MegL wrote on March 10, 2015, 6:25 AM

I am in the UK, we have laws about noise as a nuisance

inertia4 wrote on March 10, 2015, 7:08 AM

MegL This is ridiculous. Why would they jail the driver of the truck? I mean, he was just doing his job. And besides, we get garbage pick up here where I am real early also. Sometimes after a holiday they come in the middle of the night. We have so much noise here, the garbage truck is nothing in comparison.

HappyLady wrote on March 10, 2015, 8:26 AM

That is appalling. My dustbin persons or refuse specialists or whatever they call themselves come well before seven and I welcome them. It is totally unfair to go afer the driver who is simply doing what he is told by the company and he should sue the company.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 10, 2015, 12:44 PM

Jailing the driver was wrong to me. My trash is picked up very early, it is just something we now sleep through. The dogs have even learned to ignore it.

JeanC wrote on March 10, 2015, 1:41 PM

That is seriously ridiculous. If fines don't work, go after the owner of the company who makes his employees go out early, not the employee.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 10, 2015, 1:52 PM

This is quite for noise, when is it quiet anyway? In many places, cafes, restaurants pharmacies etc, are now open 24/7 and there is constant traffic. At least garbage drivers were doing their job.

AliCanary wrote on March 11, 2015, 2:18 PM

That is flat-out execrable. If he hasn't been able to get the companies prosecuted, there is clearly a REASON for that. That poor driver was only doing what he was told, certainly.

trufflehunter wrote on March 20, 2015, 11:54 AM

What? Jailed for doing a job so few are willing to do? Your neighbors deserve to do time more.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:14 AM

I guess the advantage of living in high rise apartment is that rubbish collection is out of our sight.

Kasman wrote on March 22, 2015, 3:12 PM

Jailing the driver seems a bit extreme. Why didn't the Court jail the company owner instead?

arthurchappell wrote on March 22, 2015, 6:10 PM

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MegL wrote on March 22, 2015, 7:12 PM

er, did you mean this comment to come in here?

arthurchappell wrote on March 22, 2015, 7:25 PM

sorry, that was meant for a different post - it seems to have jumped somehow MegL

arthurchappell wrote on March 22, 2015, 7:27 PM

responding to this rather than the Spock obituary jail for early bin collection seems rather excessive

LoudMan wrote on March 25, 2015, 7:54 PM

So, can we also arrest judges for just "doing their job?" This is ridiculous and it sounds like the judge needs to go.

SebastianOnciu wrote on April 5, 2015, 12:17 PM

That is truly absurd; maybe the driver should have received a fine for picking the trash earlier than scheduled, but send him to jail for such a reason? Unbelievable!

LoudMan wrote on September 25, 2015, 1:59 PM

Justice in the South. Makes me shake my head in amazement.