Garbage man sentenced to jail for starting work too early

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A sanitation worker in Georgia is headed to jail for starting work too early.

WSBTV reports Kevin McGill, 48, works for Sandy Springs, where there is a city ordinance that says trash can only be collected between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. so residents aren’t woken up.

McGill, however, picked up the trash at just after 5 a.m. recently. He was cited and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

McGill reportedly was only on the job three months before the incident happened. He’ll serve his sentence on the weekends.

A city official said jail time is the only solution to the problem of trash being picked up earlier than 7 a.m.

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