Families in Port Chester were fined a combined $37,000 last Thanksgiving for taking the trash out on the wrong day during the holiday week.
According to village code, fines for trash violations range between $250 and $500, and several trustees promised last year there would be no leniency for repeat offenders. First-time offenders are issued a warning, and an amnesty issued in 2009 became political fodder last year, when elected leaders were looking for every bit of revenue they could collect.
Garbage collection on Monday, Tuesday and Friday will be unchanged during Thanksgiving week, according to the holiday sanitation schedule. Thursday pick-ups will shift to Wednesday, and there will be no trash collection on Thanksgiving Day.
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