By Jenn Stanley.
Some cities that banned large clothing recycle bins due to the sidewalk nuisance of overflowing drop boxes are taking a different approach because of a judge’s ruling.
According to the Los Angeles Times, “In an April decision with far-reaching ramifications, federal appellate judges in a Michigan lawsuit deemed the bins a form of constitutionally protected speech.”
Many California cities had passed laws to ban the likes of Planet Aid’s bright yellow collection boxes. The Times cites “a rash of complaints about overflowing drop boxes that often attract jettisoned mattresses, broken furniture and piles of garbage.”