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Old 03-09-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Article that I referenced:
Bin man in wealthy suburb jailed

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This Man Got Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Picking Up Trash Too Early | VICE | United States
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Those folks up in Sandy Springs don't mess around.
They sound like entitled idiots in Sandy Springs. But this what happens when you form a play-pretend "city" then contract out all of your municipal services with the exception of the police to private companies then want to get mad when one of the private companies does exactly what their contractual obligations are required of them to do...
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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And this my city-data friends, is why Unions and collective bargaining are totally necessary.

Only in an ignorant backwoods hillbilly state that nonsense like this is possible. This is simply human rights abuse. Did the guy even have a choice in going out to work early?

I am waiting on pins and needles for the day that Georgia's voting population becomes blue enough to kick these idiots out of power.

These "conservatives" and the laws they create are very dehumanizing and totally suck.
Amen to that!
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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I can't wait until we are blue and businesses stop moving here!

Follow the law/ordinance and you won't have a problem.
It hasn't stopped them from locating or the formation of new ones in those "blue" states, so it wouldn't here either.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:35 AM
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That was less than a minute of noise. And it really wasn't even that bad. What do you do when a police siren or a firetruck or a train goes by? If you want no standard city noises, you need to move to the Country and haul your own trash to the dump. It's not like it's 30 minutes of jackhammering at 5am. Or chainsaws.
You've obviously never been woken up repeatedly by this sort of things. Noise ordinances are there for a purpose. Jail time seems excessive (especially if this particular person hasn't been fined repeatedly), but most laws are there for a reason.

When I pointed out to the property manager in our situation that my pregnant wife was being woken at 2 or 3 every morning, her response was similar to yours, "its just part of living in the city." Well no, its not The police, however, did help us.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:39 AM
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I thought private agencies were supposed to be more responsive, efficient, and results-oriented than public ones. At least that's how this privatization stuff was sold.

Go figure.
Waste Management works for the apartment or commercial site, not for the residents.

But then they're notorious for not being particularly responsive to their customers either.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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This story justifies my illogical seething hate for all things Sandy Springs.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I don't know which is more pathetic: that Sandy Springs would throw a worker in jail over this, or that its residents would call 911 with a petty noise complaint.

This. 100%
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: In your feelings
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You've obviously never been woken up repeatedly by this sort of things. Noise ordinances are there for a purpose. Jail time seems excessive (especially if this particular person hasn't been fined repeatedly), but most laws are there for a reason.

When I pointed out to the property manager in our situation that my pregnant wife was being woken at 2 or 3 every morning, her response was similar to yours, "its just part of living in the city." Well no, its not The police, however, did help us.
It is 100% just part of living in the city. As a matter of fact, where I live, we're explicitly told to put our bins out at 7pm the night before, because the trash trucks may run overnight if needed.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:57 AM
 
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You've obviously never been woken up repeatedly by this sort of things. Noise ordinances are there for a purpose. Jail time seems excessive (especially if this particular person hasn't been fined repeatedly), but most laws are there for a reason.

When I pointed out to the property manager in our situation that my pregnant wife was being woken at 2 or 3 every morning, her response was similar to yours, "its just part of living in the city." Well no, its not The police, however, did help us.

nope - sure haven't.

1. I live near the airport (not on a major flight path - but planes tend to redirect near me when there is weather). I also live near a railroad. I have a higher tolerance for ambient city noise, because I am a city-girl, from NYC originally. I actually get weirded out when there is no noise. I can however sleep through crickets, frogs, thunderstorms, and cicadas as well.

2. I have great windows and plenty of sound-deadening insulation so most ambient noise doesn't really filter through. Certainly not the Garbage Trucks. Much to my chagrin, because I have missed them a time or two.

I would never dream of trying to put a stop to the trashman of all things. They are one of the services, where if it is not done, you will regret it. I have lived through a garbage strike. I appreciate them.

I prefer saving my use of noise ordinance for loud parties, vehicles with booming bass, and chainsaws and jackhammers at 5am. (all things I have been woken up by at one time or another, in one place or another)

Apologies but I think I may have zero sympathy for your tender garbage-truck hating eardrums.
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