I recently got a letter from the municipality because I left my paper trash outside in the street for one week (it was not really my fault, but the trash collectors didn't come on the usual day, and so I left it out there thinking they might pick it up another day). They fined me 75 Euros for that, but at the same time, they offered me to come for a mediation procedure where I could present my case. After that, they would decide whether I would have to pay the fine. Has anybody gone though such a procedure? I wonder how my chances are that they drop the fine.