A trash hauler was fined after he dumped nearly two tons of waste onto a customer's driveway in retaliation for an unpaid bill.
Paul's Industrial Garage (P.I.G.), located in Red Wing, Minnesota, was fined $1,800 and ordered to reimburse the city $734.85 for clean-up costs after he dumped the contents of a an overflowing roll-off box -- 1.78 tons of waste and hazardous material -- onto the driveway last month.
Several neighbors called 911 after they observed the P.I.G. depositing the waste, and at least one person videotaped the incident.
The Post Bulletin reports that Red Wing council member Peggy Rehder responded to the scene and was appalled by what she saw and smelled. The driveway was filled with old furniture, garbage bags, carpet, paint cans and other waste that had been in the roll-off the past six weeks.
The mess was cleaned up by city employees the next morning.
The waste vehicle's driver also faces a misdemeanor citation for unlawful dumping, while P.I.G. manager David Deml will be served with misdemeanor tickets for unlawful dumping and public nuisance.