Beginning on August 1, the city of Cleveland will issue citations and fines for residents who recycle improperly.
Two years ago, the City Council voted for “low-level” citations for trash collection and recycling enforcement. As of August 1, the city will issue citations for trash mixed with recycling, excess waste outside of city bins, bins set out too early and leaving bins out too late.
The city offers a list of frequently asked questions to better assist residents and for more information.
Cleveland.com has more:
You come from a place of good intentions. You're concerned about the effects of toxic landfills, floating islands of trash, or maybe you just saw a viral video of a turtle with a plastic straw lodged in its nostril. Whatever your motivation, you recycle at home - but you're probably doing it wrong.
And if you live within Cleveland's city limits, recycling wrong could cost you.
Cleveland City Council voted in June 2016 for low-level citations for trash collection and recycling enforcement.