Man Received a Fine For Putting Trash Out 30 Minutes Early

Helen Whalen Cohen

3/6/2012 11:56:00 AM - Helen Whalen Cohen

After putting his trash out 33 minutes early, a Queens man is fighting a $100 fine. According to a city statute, trash cannot be put out earlier than 4 PM the day before pickup. Raymond Janson  put his garbage cans at the curb the day before, but did so earlier than the statute permits. He received a summons stating, "I did observe three 30 gallon plastic cans placed out on the public sidewalk on a non-collection day." The summons was written at 3:27 PM.

He tells Fox News, "I can't say how incensed I am over this. Not only at the excessive amount, but the nature of the summons."