ILLEGALLY EARLY: Trash haulers are allowed to empty a Dumpster only between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. This is one of the Dumpster-related rules the city started cracking down on after Council passed legislation stiffening fees and fines for violations in 2009. Since then, Dumpster violations have doubled from 4,559 in fiscal year ’10 to 9,404 in FY ’11, said Deputy Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
KNOW YOUR Dumpster RIGHTS: With apologies to Mr. Schenkel, here’s what you need to know about the city’s ramped-up Dumpster enforcement, and what you as a citizen are entitled to:
Juliana Reyes reports for It's Our Money, a joint project of the Daily News and WHYY funded by the William Penn Foundation that seeks to explain where your tax dollars go.