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How To Waste Taxpayers Money: Refrigerator Madness

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If you want to waste city resources and money, go ahead and leave your refrigerator on the sidewalk with the door still attached. Don't worry about even doing the minimum acts of kindness like duct taping it shut or at the very least, placing it on the ground with the door on the bottom. Why do this? We do it because little kids tend to play unintentional suicide by getting locked inside fridges.

So this oblivious resident moving out just left his fridge sitting there (see above photo, left side). To make matters worse, he did not call 3-1-1 for a bulky item pick up (if he did, he would have been told to take care of the fridge door).

So what happens? If someone calls it in, the city considers this an emergency and sends out a team to take care of the problem (see above photo, right side). So if you have idiotic neighbors who do the same, call 3-1-1 at anytime of the day and tell them what's up. They'll get you connected to the right people.

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In general, if you leave a couch or something on the sidewalk, you need to call 3-1-1 and schedule a pick up. Don't worry, it's free and takes like 2 minutes of your time. But if you don't call it in and you get caught, that ratty old couch just turned into a $1000 fine, or better yet, the threat of 6-months in jail.

Conversely, if you want to make a $1,000 bucks, there's a little snitch program for you to tattle on your neighbors.