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Cincinnati Becomes Latest City to Fine Residents for Improper DisposalCincinnati Becomes Latest City to Fine Residents for Improper Disposal

David Bodamer

May 13, 2015

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Cincinnati Becomes Latest City to Fine Residents for Improper Disposal

Cincinnati is the latest city turning to fines as a means of enforcing its disposal rules. 

According to WLWT.com,  the city will phase in the fines.

Until May 17, improperly prepared trash will still get picked up, but residents will see an orange tag left behind on the empty containers.

After May 17, questionable garbage will get left behind along with the orange tag, reminding residents to fix the problem.

Two weeks after that, fines go into effect, anywhere from $50 to $2,000, depending on the violation.

Other cities have considered or implemented fines in recent months. Kissimmee, Fla., said it was considered fines back in February. Seattle, meanwhile, implemented a mandatory composting plan back in January. Initially it was flagging 300 customers a day for putting too much food waste in their waste. More recently, Seattle announced it would suspend implementation of the $1 fines for violators.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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