Skip to comments.DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter
Posted on 12/13/2011 9:03:48 PM PST by bamahead
WASHINGTON - It's the law in D.C. - recycle or face a fine from the Department of Public Works. But is enforcement of the law going too far?
Dupont Circle resident Patricia White says she has been fined eight times for throwing homemade cat litter in her trash. The fines total $2,000. White says she shreds old newspaper and junk mail to use as cat litter. She believes she is helping the environment by reusing the paper and avoiding cat litter you will find in stores.
After being fined several times, White says she called the Department of Public Works inspector who issued the tickets. According to White, the inspector admitted to digging through trash looking for violations. White even appealed the violations in D.C. court. Judge Audrey Jenkins agreed with the inspector after White explained the situation. FOX 5 tried to reach Judge Jenkins, but her office has declined to comment.
D.C. Council Member Jack Evans says DPW is going too far with its recycling enforcement. He demanded a meeting with DPW Director Bill Howland to discuss White's case.
White says she will continue to fight the citations and continue to dispose of her cat's litter in the trash and not in the recycling bin.
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Oh, yea! By all means let’s give these people full representation in both houses!
hahaha. I bet the dingbat votes democrat and donates to greenpeace
Easy to fix.
Put the paper in the recycling bin.
Never mind that its loaded with kitty crap...
She’s got to buy a recycler’s license or sumfin.
Good thing too. It has to be a violation of Federal EPA Hazmat regs to throw cat shit in the recycle bin.
So just what are you supposed to do with it?
Lost enough freedoms yet? Paying for enough useless things and public employees yet? I’d say we have gone far enough when we collect enough tax money to pay for people to dig through trash looking for cat crap.
You are so right.
I’d probably be thinking about throwing away a bear trap the week after. A set bear trap.
I think I’d go into the maggot farming business and give the sorry bastards something really interesting to find while they are digging in the trash looking for violations.
Another alternative is to take it to the dumpsters at chitty hall for disposal or carry it in fast food bags to the office of the inspectors and the judge.
All public employees need to be term limited so they can experience the private sector. Retire public pension plans and benefits. We are creating a dependent class of elites that are a cancer on society. It takes about one day to train a public works worker. Most private sector workers are more than qualified to do this job for two years and then return to the private sector.
Amazing. I throw whatever I want in the trash (we don’t have recycling bins) and no one looks at it.
Simple to fix this problem, just put the shredded paper in the recycle bin. You get to be rid of the trash and they get to sort through your cat’s s##t. Not only do you get to be green but you have the dividend of sending a message to the Public Works Department in DC. I say if they are going to give you crap, just give it right back and more. Put a wastepaper basket in your bathroom, like they do south of the boarder and let them have all the paper.
Pretty green huh, and disgusting.
Kitty litter ping.
The city’s stance is she should be recycling the cat poop & pee laden paper, not tossing it.
How do you recycle cat feces?
Feed ‘em back to the cat?
(yeah, okay, I know it might work with dogs . . .)
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