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DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter

Posted By admin On December 14, 2011 @ 4:25 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

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December 14, 2011

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?

DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter: MyFoxDC.com [1]

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.

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[1] myfoxdc: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/dc/dc-resident-fined-thousands-for-not-recycling-cat-litter-121311#ixzz1gSaP6zTy

[2] People could be fined £110 for putting their litter in the wrong bin in the street: http://www.prisonplanet.com/people-could-be-fined-110-for-putting-their-litter-in-the-wrong-bin-in-the-street.html

[3] Green Police: Miami Beach To Make Recycling Compulsory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-police-miami-beach-to-make-recycling-compulsory.html

[4] University student fined £80 for dropping matchstick on Oxford pavement: http://www.prisonplanet.com/university-student-fined-80-for-dropping-matchstick-on-oxford-pavement.html

[5] Pensioner fined for littering after police knock cigarette from his hand while arresting shoplifters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pensioner-fined-for-littering-after-police-knock-cigarette-from-his-hand-while-arresting-shoplifters.html

[6] Cities Increasingly Turn to ‘Trash Police’ to Enforce Recycling Laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cities-increasingly-turn-to-trash-police-to-enforce-recycling-laws.html

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