Landlords and Tenants Sue City Over Trash Fee Increase

Daily Newspaper shutterstock_1272343108 Tenants and landlords joined forces to end what they say is an oppressive trash policy in New Rochelle, New York.

According to a report, the group, which includes minority residents along with landlords, filed a lawsuit in federal court that claims the $200-plus per person trash pick-up fee is discriminatory.

Carl Finger, the lawyer representing the group, told reporters that the nearly 400% increase in fees is not based on a corresponding increase in the cost of trash pickup, but rather it’s a revenue-generator for the city.

The group argues that the fee charged to each individual tenant is the same as single-family pickup, and is not prorated for those in multifamily complexes who share trash collection bins.

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