- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Pascagoula residents now have 36 hours to leave trash bins at the curb. People who leave them up longer can be fined up to $1,000.

The Mississippi Press ( http://bit.ly/1iFq4GB ) reports that a new ordinance allows the bins at the curb from 10 a.m. the day before collection to 10 p.m. the day of collection.

City attorney Eddie Williams says Councilman David Tadlock asked him to draw up the ordinance passed last week.

Officials say there have been complaints about people leaving bins at the curb for most of the week.

Mayor Jim Blevins says that hurts “pride and beautification efforts” and can lead to animals rummaging through the trash.

Leaders say city code enforcement workers or police officers may enforce the rule.


Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com