WASHINGTON (TIP): In a bizarre case, a sanitation worker in the US state of Georgia has been jailed for 30 days for collecting rubbish too early in the morning, violating an ordinance aimed at keeping workers from waking up residents.
Kevin McGill, who works for Waste Management Inc, pleaded guilty to violating an ordinance in Sandy Springs, a famously wealthy suburbnorth of Atlanta, which bans collections prior to 7am.
The city of Sandy Springs says he violated an ordinance aimed at keeping workers from waking up residents.The city solicitor said he has tried everything to get sanitation workers to stop coming to communities before 7 am.
The city solicitor said he has tried fining the companies they work for, but it does not work and so now he has decided to haul them off to jail.”The solicitor said it’s automatic jail time. He didn’t want to hear nothing I had to say. I said it’s my first time,” sanitation worker McGill told WSB-TV.
The Sandy Springs ordinance says sanitation workers must haul trash between the hours of 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening.