INSANE GOV OVERREACH – Homeowners Threatened with CRIMINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COURT For Leaving Trashcans on Curb

North Carolina – Homeowners in Charlotte are being strong-armed by the environmental gestapo for having their trashcans out on the curb too long. They are being threatened with fines and even forced to appear in a Criminal Environmental Court.

A VERY concerned homeowner in Charlotte, North Carolina sent TGP a ‘Nuisance Violation Letter’ that they recently received from the City of Charlotte, ‘Neighborhoods & Business Services’ Code Enforcement.

The letter specifically laid out the punishment for the homeowner including fines, being slapped with a lien against the property or even being forced to appear in a Criminal Environmental Court. Yes, this is happening in the U.S.

For having a roll-out trash container neatly sitting on the curb on your own private property
just several hours too long…the following threats are issued:
[1] We will force you to hire a contractor & place a LIEN against your property
[2] Issue a citation up to $500
[3] Law Enforcement officers will force you into CRIMINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COURT
[4] Seek Injunctive relief against you
All this over a TRASHCAN!
They actually PAY someone a salary to drive around and take pictures of people’s trashcans all day!
Screenshot of the letter sent to the homeowner:

The environmental gestapo even takes pictures of the trashcans in front of your home:

The Housing and Neighborhood Services website also has a section where you can tattle on your neighbors by reporting a violation to the city officials.

View a list of ‘common nuisance violations’ here.

The City Manager section of the website boasts about the Dispute Settlement Program of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (CRC). Mecklenburg County is where the Environment Court is set up. According to the site:

Environmental Court is conducted once a month by the Chief District Court judge where special emphasis is placed on problems related to housing, community health, solid waste, fire, building and zoning violations. The result is stricter adherence to environmental laws, which improves the quality of life for local affected communities.