UPDATED! Portland Considers Criminalizing Composting Scofflaws Hiding Snitching Neighbors

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First they pass a dumb law, then they charge you more to impose the dumb law, then, when you disdain the dumb law, they make you a criminal. Story here. 
From the Zero: 

The first would protect residents who tattle on neighbors or others who, for example, throw diapers in their recycling bins or garbage in their composting carts. 

So let’s be clear. Soon The city wants to make it a CRIME for people to throw away: 



The second rule would enshrine the garbage violations in city code, making it illegal to “place in a recycling cart, recycling container or recycling bin any plastic bag, diapers, pet waste, Styrofoam, wood, food, yard debris, or any solid waste; or place in a compost cart or compost container any plastic bag, diapers, pet waste, Styrofoam, or any solid waste.”

Neither rule spells out the consequences for rule breakers, but there are hints that fines or other penalties could be coming. In paperwork noting who might oppose the change, the city writes “property owners subject to enforcement.”

And here’s where I told you so.

UPDATE: Alert Listener Vince offers this suggestion for your garbage:

Victoria,
Diapers or dog poop wrapped in gift boxes could “accidently” be left on MAX.  It would get rid of excess garbage and increase MAX ridership.  Win/Win!
-Vince
Safe and sane in Tigard.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

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