Jersey Shore, PA

#1 Oct 27, 2009
Trudish wrote:
It Is All Corrupt "What About This Junk Picking Problem We Have In Tamaqua" Some People are Getting Nailed For It, Some Are Not" In Tamaqua We Have Atleast 10 People Junk Pickers "Recycling" And They Are Getting Violations In The Mail To Stop Now Or Get Big Fines, What About True Value In Tamaqua, As Far As I Know They Have Not Got Any Violations For Their Junk Trailer Filled With Junk Metal. The Trudish Family Doesnt Get told To Clean Up Their Property, What About Scruffy George With All Of His Junk, I Like The Junk Men They Are Helping Us, Personaly I Know That They Make Less Than Min. Wage And Now They Are Told To Pay 250.00 For A Hearing To See If They Can Continue If They Do Not Win They Have To Stop And They Dont Get That 250.00 Back. But If They Do Win They Have To Get A Licence And Pay Taxes, There Is Enough Taxes In This Town Already. The Bourough Just Wants Their Cut In This. The Junk Pickers Work Hard For Their Money Some Just To Buy Their Children The Stuff They Need And To Put Food On The Table For The Family, The Borough See's Thease People Driving Around All Day And They Must Think Lets Tax Thease People Because There Is Big Money In This We Need A Cut. They Are Just Trying To Tax More People So They Can Get A Pay Hike To Sit Or Drive Around Or Supervise Nothing All Day Untill They Get Off Duty At THREE PM Then When You Call Them Where Are They. CORRUPT
Okay this is another new one for me.
So we have people picking up junk out off of the street on garbage nights? Am I right?
And they are being fined?

We also have people collecting junk to recycle and make a few bucks. Right?
And they are also threatened with fines and the Borough is telling them they need a licence?

If this is correct, it's more nonsense.
If M&S is collecting junk, I have no problem with it. If Joe Schmo is collecting some, I don't care about him either.

Just make a REASONABLE (as opposed to "unreasonable) effort to contain it.

Again, this is little Tamaqua, which was started by very untidy, imperfect coal miners. Nothing was perfect and nothing ever will be. Local government INTERESTS are smothering people, and I want it to cease.

As citizens, we must stop fighting amongst ourselves and focus on our very OUT OF CONTROL borough.

Let the junk people be!

Scranton, PA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
To Be Honest 8 out of 10 Of The People Who Do This Work Are Clean And Respectfull About The Noise, But There Are Atleast 2 People Who Are Very Dirty About It, Leaving Oil And Garbage Around And Are Very Loud About It They Are Dave Valentine And Another Is Mikey Who Lives On Green Street In The Southward, These People Are Making It Look Bad On Every One Else. Refuseing To Move Their Junk Trailers Off The Street While The Good Ones Already Had Private Property To Park On. But That Didnt Help From Jimmy Barron Coming Up Onto All This Rented Private Property To Tell Everyone To Stop Because This Is An Illegal Junk Business Being Run Out Of The Property Of Tamaqua.

United States

#3 Oct 27, 2009
I guess you never had them rummage through your garbage looking for anything valuable, only to leave litter strewn about the street, which the trash collectors will not take beacuase it's not in a container. I have had this happen many, many times, especially around spring clean up. No respect shown by the "sheenies" at all, so I say don`t let them pick through trash in town. Hey, if they cut themselves picking through my garbage, I'm probably likely to be sued.

Moosic, PA

#4 Oct 27, 2009
Yes There Are Two Of These Retards In Tamaqua That Late At Night And Very Early In The Morning They Rip Bags Open And Throw Some Garbage Around I Even Had One Of Them Bust A Porslin Sink Apart On My Pavement With A Hammer Just To Get A Piece Of Brass, And Then Kick All The Porslin All Over My Pavement, But These People Are The Ones Who Should Quit it. Why Pick On The Decent People Who Are Very Clean About It, These Good People Even Ask If That Stroler And Kids Bike Are In The Trash Before They Take It, The Money Isnt Even Part Of It, It Is Just A Hobby For Most People, With out it These People Could Be Breaking Into Your House Or Killing People For A Hobby And Money. Now Tamaqua Bourough Will Be Fining People Who Carry Say A Washer And Dryer Or ScreenDoor And Such, Just To Get Their Point Across. This Is What One Metal Picker Said Jimmy Barron Said, I Think If You Own A Truck, What Ever Is In The Back Of It Should Be Allowed To Be In There But Now Tamaqua Says Otherwise About Recyclers
t-town is joke

Bloomsburg, PA

#5 Oct 27, 2009
while we are complaining about this stuff going on here there are fights and other disputes going on in CA about this stuff because out there its top dollar and people can and do make a living on it there

Jersey Shore, PA

#6 Oct 27, 2009
Listen, if these guys are disrespecting people's property and the town by the way they go about their business, then TARGET THEM, and only them.
Forget about licenses etc..
When we were in grammar school, you'd have one or 2 bad-a_ses who would play pranks and the a-hole teacher would make the whole class pay. What she/he should have done was target JUST THE jerks, and let everyone else do their thing.
Keep your eyes open to identify the jerks and get license numbers.
If someone strews rubbish that was stacked at the curb, I believe they can be cited for "littering" at the very least.
Fine their tired butts until they stop. We already have laws to prevent these acts.
Let the decent people alone if this is the way they make a living, AND, they are not messing anything up.
Fair enough?

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