Published: Jan 03, 2011 11:52 PM EST
Updated: Jan 03, 2011 8:53 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, FL-  City officials are talking trash. Trash cans to be exact.

Officers with Cape Coral's code enforcement say they have been fielding calls from angry residents across the Cape who say some neighbors are not putting away their trash cans after Waste Pro has emptied them.

The 96 gallon cans are being left by the side of the road, in driveways and even by the garage door. A no no, says code enforcement. An ordinance went into effect on October 1st, the same day most of the cans were delivered, that says the cans, when empty, are to be stored along the side of the home.

Frank Cassidy, a code enforcement official, tells WINK News the city's code enforcement officers will be out looking for offenders. But Cassidy says fines are a last resort. He says this is an educational campaign to encourage residents to comply.

But he stresses, if residents refuse to comply, fines could run one hundred dollars a day or more.