Councilman wants early-bird access for seniors’ trash

A City Councilman wants to allow senior citizens in Philadelphia to put their trash out early. 

Councilman Bobby Henon says senior citizens need some flexibility when it comes to toting their trash to the curb, and shouldn’t be penalized for putting it out before the sun goes down.

“Anywhere between the hours of 2 and 7 p.m. a senior has a right to put out their trash,” said Henon.  “More for safety reasons, they don’t feel safe coming out. They try to get all their errands done during the day and get in by dark and it’s just a safety measure just walking down the steps in the dark. Their fees and violations would be waived under those circumstances.”

Henon says it’s not fair to fine seniors for putting out their trash early.

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He says hearings in council will work out the mechanics of getting this done.

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