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Residents may see their blue toters being inspected by workers who will try to help people learn what is and is not permitted in curbside recycling. Teams will work through November to help educate the public by placing “Oops” notices on doors specifying what material was incorrectly recycled, or a card thanking residents for getting it right!

Mandatory possession of a blue recycle bin is not tacit permission for City of Toledo employees, contract employees to enter onto private property inspecting trash and disturbing the peace while committing criminal trespass. If these inspections are conducted while the container is placed in the public venue examination of the contents has been permitted by the courts. Intrusion onto backyards at any time cannot be tolerated and should be countered with the same response for any uninvited, unlawful intruder of an inhabited dwelling.