Atlanta-area trash collector sentenced to 30 days for making his collection run too early

Atlanta-area trash collector sentenced to 30 days for making his collection run too early

[Ed. – Sorry, this is idiotic.]

A garbage collector outside Atlanta has been sentence to 30 days in prison for start his work too early.

Kevin McGill, 48, who works for Waste Management Inc, took a guilty plea deal after violating an ordinance in Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta, that bans collections before 7am. …

The bin collector didn’t have a lawyer when he was sentenced and has filed a motion to withdraw his plea, McGill’s new attorney Kimberly Bandoh told Daily Mail Online.

[T]he Court Chief Solicitor Bill Riley asked for a 30 day sentence for the offense of picking up trash around 5am in the suburb and the judge granted the stiff penalty. …

Mr Riley has stood by the request for jail and says that ‘fines don’t seem to work’ and ‘The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.’

The solicitor said that residents of Sandy Springs, which include professional athletes and executives for Delta Air Lines, begin calling 9-1-1 when they hear early garbage men, according to WSPA.

He said it was the right decision to punish McGill, who had only been on the route for three months, rather than his company, which the city has contracted to pick up its residents’ trash. …

A representative for the company went to the courthouse with McGill, who expected to be ordered to pay up to a $1000 fine, Ms Bandoh said.

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