Coming soon to your street: The trash police?

To check to make sure that you aren’t putting recyclables in your grey, regular big roll-out garbage can. And, of course, to fine you if you do. The UPoR provides details of the proposal, which Mecklenburg County is currently considering and which would also require the approval of Charlotte and the county’s six towns.

Should this be approved, it would represent another big step towards the nanny state, in which citizens have as much freedom as government bureaucrats find convenient.

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...