As shown in the photographs the trash cans/supercans are being tagged in the Fan District. The following story by WTVR-6 on Mar. 10, 2008 will explain more: Richmond public works inspectors began tagging trash cans with a bright yellow sticker today warning residents about leaving their bins on the public right of way. They’re enforcing a new […]
As shown in the photographs the trash cans/supercans are being tagged in the Fan District. The following story by WTVR-6 on Mar. 10, 2008 will explain more:
Richmond public works inspectors began tagging trash cans with a bright yellow sticker today warning residents about leaving their bins on the public right of way.
They’re enforcing a new code that says residents must put their garbage cans back on their own property by 7 a.m. the day after their pickup.
Click here to read the entire article, penned by Laureen Martinez.
To get the official angle on how your supercan might get busted here is the word from the City of Richmond’s Public Works page on The City’s website:
Beginning in March, the City of Richmond will issue warnings for refuse and recycling receptacles left in the public-right-of-way outside of specified collection times. The trash and recycling receptacles used by Richmond residents and businesses will be subject to these warnings. After a two-month public awareness campaign, fines of $50 per day, per receptacle, may be issued starting in May until the receptacles are removed.
City Ordinance 2007-230-275, which was approved by City Council in November of 2007, allows receptacles to be placed on City property or in the public right-of-way no earlier than 4 p.m. the day prior to collection and requires the receptacles be removed by 7 a.m. the day after collection.
In March and April, the City’s Department of Public Works will place yellow warning stickers on receptacles that must be removed. Beginning May 1, the department will begin issuing red violation stickers that carry a $50 per day fine for each receptacle. The fine will be assessed to residents and businesses through their monthly Department of Public Utilities bills.
Leaving receptacles on public sidewalks, alleys, roads and other City property isn’t just unsightly, it also creates unsafe conditions for pedestrians and vehicles. Please help keep these areas attractive and safe by removing your receptacles from them outside of the specified collection times.
Please note the meaning of the the red tags that will start appearing next month. How the City of Richmond’s new get-tough-on-trash policy will work in alleys behind apartment buildings with no place to put the cans is not known at this desk.
– The photos is this post were taken by Sarah Mcinerney and sent to The Hub by John Murden.