Trash Cans and Garbage

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Rule or Not

Alsip, IL

#1 Feb 20, 2010
What are the rules about trash cans and garbage left out in front of a house out in the open. I have an issue with a person who lives close by that has trash bags and cans lined up down the driveway all the time. I have noticed animals getting in to the bags and have also noticed mice. I was wondering if a rule is in place for that. I sure do not want the mice to come to my house. If a person has a place to store the cans why not use it. I think it should out of view and stored in the blue garbage cans we now have. Please help..Thanks

“Hello.”

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#2 Feb 20, 2010
I have the same problem every friday, everyone puts their garbage in front of their houses. It's like a conspiracy or something.

Since: Feb 09

Midlothian

#3 Feb 20, 2010
Midlo taxpayer wrote:
I have the same problem every friday, everyone puts their garbage in front of their houses. It's like a conspiracy or something.
That's funny Taxpayer!:)
Seriously though, call the village and give them the address and see what they say.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#4 Feb 20, 2010
I'm not sure if there is an ordinance regarding where they are store so long as they are off the curb by 6pm the day of garbage pick-up. However the health ordinance should require that all cans have lids on them in order to prevent rodent problems.

On another note, I am eagerly awaiting the snow tomorrow and Monday so that I can continue my unscientific study. I have notice a direct correlation between people to don't follow the garbage ordinance regarding when can may be placed at the curb and when they must be removed from the curb and people who don't remove their cars from the street when it snows. I've noticed that, at least on my block, it's the same creatons. Maybe someone should pay them a visit and invite them to join society.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#5 Feb 20, 2010
This had to be a topic to get me going again:):)
There is a person on the corner of 144th and Knox who has brought their can in one time since we got the new ones. Now, they have a smaller can out on the street also. I really am getting tired of seeing those cans sitting on the street every day of the week. Maybe if they were to get a Ticket a week until they learned to bring them behind their fence that would solve it. Sad thing is, their drive on 144th is only 30 feet long if that. No big deal to pull it off the street. Just being lazy I guess.
Rule or Not

Alsip, IL

#6 Feb 20, 2010
Well I have to look at the cans and bags every time I look out my window. Funny thing the people have a fence with a gate 1 step away from the garbage. You think they would put it away, but no they just leave it out for all to see and eat. You know the rodents. Not very nice I must say.
Rule or Not

Alsip, IL

#7 Feb 20, 2010
Also I think the cans and garbage are used as a property divider. They are all lined up like a wall of garbage??????????

Since: Jun 09

Midlothian

#8 Feb 20, 2010
Rule or Not wrote:
Well I have to look at the cans and bags every time I look out my window. Funny thing the people have a fence with a gate 1 step away from the garbage. You think they would put it away, but no they just leave it out for all to see and eat. You know the rodents. Not very nice I must say.
As Frances said earlier, call Village Hall and report this. What's the address, I'll do it myself if you want. These are very simple things that residents could do to make this a better community. I'll make a phone call tomorrow about WW1's issue.
local

Tinley Park, IL

#9 Feb 20, 2010
warren vista wrote:
<quoted text>As Frances said earlier, call Village Hall and report this. What's the address, I'll do it myself if you want. These are very simple things that residents could do to make this a better community. I'll make a phone call tomorrow about WW1's issue.
Why do we need ro call this in? How about one of our elected officials start enforcing the ordinances.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#10 Feb 21, 2010
warren vista wrote:
<quoted text>As Frances said earlier, call Village Hall and report this. What's the address, I'll do it myself if you want. These are very simple things that residents could do to make this a better community. I'll make a phone call tomorrow about WW1's issue.
Thanks Warren. I have no problem at all calling on that issue. I'm sure you somewhat know my mouth by now:):)
It just makes me wonder how some people can just be so lazy about doing a simple thing like bringing their cans in. I'm sure if someone was to drive around, they could write plenty of Ordinance Tickets on that. Not getting "nit picky" but it actually looks bad.

“Hello.”

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#11 Feb 21, 2010
Just out of curiosity have you talked with your nieghbor and told them that this is bothering you? If you haven't tried every other alternative, I don't think you should get the village involved. You don't have to be rude, just express that this is bothering you, believe it or not most people are decent and don't want to bother you,as a nieghbor.
I know alot of people who just don't want to be "mean", when the truth is this is a valid concern, but that doesn't mean we need to bother the village about it if it can be taken care of by other means.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#12 Feb 21, 2010
Midlo taxpayer wrote:
Just out of curiosity have you talked with your nieghbor and told them that this is bothering you? If you haven't tried every other alternative, I don't think you should get the village involved. You don't have to be rude, just express that this is bothering you, believe it or not most people are decent and don't want to bother you,as a nieghbor.
I know alot of people who just don't want to be "mean", when the truth is this is a valid concern, but that doesn't mean we need to bother the village about it if it can be taken care of by other means.
To be quite honest,Yes. We talk and wave through the year and when it was first noticed a few years when she took the house after her Granfather passed, she asked what the neighborhood was like and how Midlo was. Her Mother was raised here but moved quite a long time ago. Anyway, when she was told about the "hood" and some ordinances, she just laughed and said she thought they were "silly" and that's why her Son might pull the cans off the street. Well, Son don't live there now and the lawnmower may get used a few times a year. Also as she put it one time ,she is much too busy for "small" things to worry about.

“Hello.”

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#13 Feb 21, 2010
Wondering Why1 wrote:
<quoted text> To be quite honest,Yes. We talk and wave through the year and when it was first noticed a few years when she took the house after her Granfather passed, she asked what the neighborhood was like and how Midlo was. Her Mother was raised here but moved quite a long time ago. Anyway, when she was told about the "hood" and some ordinances, she just laughed and said she thought they were "silly" and that's why her Son might pull the cans off the street. Well, Son don't live there now and the lawnmower may get used a few times a year. Also as she put it one time ,she is much too busy for "small" things to worry about.
I actually have several neighbors who work late like I do, and their garbage cans sit until later in the evenings on fridays. When I'm home early and their cans are still out, I will usually bring them to their house for them, and many times they do the same for me. All I'm saying is that ordinances and gov't are last resorts. Try every mean necessary first. Most people don't want to bother their neighbors, and if they truly know how much this agravates you they will want to do something about it. Don't get me wrong there are alot of a-holes out there too, but try every means necessary first.
wake up call

Chicago, IL

#14 Feb 21, 2010
local wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do we need ro call this in? How about one of our elected officials start enforcing the ordinances.
Hey dickwad its not the duty of an elected official to ENFORCE any ordinance

“Hello.”

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#15 Feb 21, 2010
The ordinances don't solve all the problems anyway. One of my elderly neighbors kept getting tickets for "vegitation in his gutters", the man couldn't get on a ladder. No matter how many tickets they gave him it didn't solve that issue. What solved it was me bringing a ladder over and cleaning his gutters for him. My point is that we can help each other out as neighbors, Try bringing the cans in for your neighbor. They may see that this is important to you and will start doing it theirselves, if not, the cans won't be on the street if you bring them in, right?
We need to get away from the elementary school phylosophy of 'I'm tellin' on you'. There are solutions.

“Hello.”

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#16 Feb 21, 2010
Rule or Not wrote:
What are the rules about trash cans and garbage left out in front of a house out in the open. I have an issue with a person who lives close by that has trash bags and cans lined up down the driveway all the time. I have noticed animals getting in to the bags and have also noticed mice. I was wondering if a rule is in place for that. I sure do not want the mice to come to my house. If a person has a place to store the cans why not use it. I think it should out of view and stored in the blue garbage cans we now have. Please help..Thanks
Simple solution, there is no ordinance against putting up a fence.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#17 Feb 21, 2010
Midlo taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
I actually have several neighbors who work late like I do, and their garbage cans sit until later in the evenings on fridays. When I'm home early and their cans are still out, I will usually bring them to their house for them, and many times they do the same for me. All I'm saying is that ordinances and gov't are last resorts. Try every mean necessary first. Most people don't want to bother their neighbors, and if they truly know how much this agravates you they will want to do something about it. Don't get me wrong there are alot of a-holes out there too, but try every means necessary first.
Well, the way I look at things is, I've been in my House on my block for 54 years. I think I have a good relationship with my neighbors. I've never had a cross word with any one them, will help as much as I can if need be. I will shovel, or throw snow with them if they can't or if they need a hand. Well, when I could shovel anyway. My wife does it now because of my breathing problems. So, I think all in allthings have been decent and when other neighbors tell them if they need a hand bringing the one can in, let them know, and that's still ignored, then it becomes a problem. We are not "whiny" neighbors but would just like to see the houses and blocks kept up and looking presentable. I guess every block has at least one house where they somewhat don't care. Like the Red,White and Blue house on Kenton for instance. People should take a drive down that street and go by it, then ask themselves if they would like looking at that everyday. And it's not like that owner can't fix it up it's that he has a battle going with the Village.
When you have say 4 able bodied people living in a house,(Mom, Dad, and a teen and preteen) is there any reason for cans to sit out all weekend in to the next week? That's almost as bad as leaving the newspapers piling up on the drive.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#18 Feb 21, 2010
I do look at it every day, I'm not a whiny neighbor either, but have put close to 30,000 dollars and countless hours of hard work into my house in 5 years and am planning on working on the outside in a couple of weeks and this guy has a beef with the village and makes the whole block look like a dump. Know whats really funny..or sad whatever way you look at it? He puts a hanging flower out in the Summer. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. Same thing on 143rd and Kenton when the same people leave garbage in the ditch for weeks on end..they must walk right past it every day!!
doubleg

Midlothian, IL

#19 Feb 21, 2010
Mr Invisible wrote:
I'm not sure if there is an ordinance regarding where they are store so long as they are off the curb by 6pm the day of garbage pick-up. However the health ordinance should require that all cans have lids on them in order to prevent rodent problems.
On another note, I am eagerly awaiting the snow tomorrow and Monday so that I can continue my unscientific study. I have notice a direct correlation between people to don't follow the garbage ordinance regarding when can may be placed at the curb and when they must be removed from the curb and people who don't remove their cars from the street when it snows. I've noticed that, at least on my block, it's the same creatons. Maybe someone should pay them a visit and invite them to join society.
I think alot of our blocks have the same problem. I know I do and the think is the building superindentent lives on my block. You'd think he'd notice it.
local

Tinley Park, IL

#20 Feb 21, 2010
wake up call wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey dickwad its not the duty of an elected official to ENFORCE any ordinance
Your ignorance overwhelms me.

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