Palm Harbor, FL asked in Uncategorized for Florida

Q: My H.O.A says i can't dumpster dive. I am not but grabbing items on top. They wrote me up. Am i in violation?

I put all trash in the dumpsters that has fallen out and break down boxes. I also compact trash OUTSIDE the dumpster with my hands as well as i can so there's more room for trash. I also line the dumpsters up as the trashman is busy after he unloads them. For instance, last night a neighbor threw a bunch of fencing posts in the trash and other trash started falling out. I reorganized the wood so more trash could be put in. There were two 8' posts that were on top, so i put them in front of the dumpster fence so the trash man could see them. What am i doing wrong? There's a H.O.A meeting the third Wednesday of this month. I would like to know what my rights are when i go to the meeting because I'm not technically dumpster diving as I'm not going in the dumpster, but grabbing items i see and keeping it neat. The H.O.A said that i have one warning already. If i get another warning, it'll be a fine. 3 fines townhome has a lien. Is that even legal?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Review the text of the HOA's regulation on "dumpster diving" to see if what you are doing is a violation (if the term is defined).

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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