Leominster man goes to court over clutter in yard
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A court will decide if a Leominster man's property is trash, or treasure.
Neighbors say Archie Plette's home is an eye sore. Plette’s yard is filled with dozens of snow blowers, lawn mowers, and antique cars.
They say the clutter is making the value of their homes go down. But Plette says he is a recycler -- not a hoarder -- and sees nothing wrong with his collection.
"It’s stuff… it’s value, there's a value to everything…I turn it over, I sell it, I give it away. But he says I’m a hoarder," said Plette.
Housing court ordered Plette's outdoor possessions to go into receivership. He will be in court Friday to contest the order.
The city is fining him $100 per day until he cleans up the clutter.