Lakewood Posek: No Issue with Leaving Chometz in Township-owned Trash Bins During Pesach

trash pile[FROM TLS ARCHIVES] Rabbi Shmuel Felder Shlita, one of Lakewood’s leading Poskim, tell TLS that Lakewood residents may leave Chometz in their trash bins to be picked up during Pesach.

Rabbi Felder explained that leaving Chometz in the bin would not constitute being in possession of Chometz, since the bins are owned by the Lakewood Township.

Accordingly, residents may leave the trash bins out for pickup Erev Pesach, and bring them back onto their property during Chol Ha’moed.


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  1. It should be made clear that if there is chomets in your can it may not be on your property you must make SURE to REMOVE it from you property before the zman . Secondly it should be clarified whether there is no issue with kabolas acharyus

  2. Louis – Are you making a statement or asking a question?
    I believe the whole point of this psak is that even if it’s on your property it’s ok since the township owns the can and its contents….

  3. Or…… The township owns the garbage can. Therefore when you are mafkir it and take it our of your reshus by putting it into a township owned bin it is removed from your reshus even if the bin is on your property.

  4. Huh ? It might be appropriate to ask not to assume . If you’d stop to think a second what difference does it make if the chomets is in your property even he it’s laying on 20 layers of someone else’s containers even if the chomets is hefker

  5. Anyway I will not continue this debate here everyone should ask their rov . To the moderator perhaps it would be appropriate to clarify with rabbi felder

  6. it may be OK halachicly, but is sure NOT OK aesthetically.
    I dont appreciate going for a pesach stroll with my family to enjoy the weather and having to dodge garbage cans and to inhale my neighbors smelly garbage.
    Please DONT do this!!

  7. @ixbay LOL
    Don’t forget jumping around the bikes, trikes, scooter, buggies, and rip sticks. It’s not a perfect world, that’s what’s so great.

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