Have you ever had trouble finding a (legal) parking spot?

Ever wish you could just leave it next to a fire hydrant for a few hours without worrying?

This simple trick will allow you to park next to a fire hydrant and not risk getting an expensive ticket.


I don’t recommend doing this for long periods of time.

Position the garbage can to cover the side of the hydrant that people driving by will see first.

Any of the following may increase your chances of being caught:

  • Nosey Neighbors
  • Doing this on a busy street
  • The curb near the hydrant being painted yellow or red
  • Traffic agents that walk past the hydrant