Wednesday, July 06, 2011

NY Woman fined $100 for putting day old newspaper in trash receptacle

A representative for the Sanitation Department said street baskets are
for pedestrian use only but added Pitofsky can challenge the ticket if
she thinks there has been a mistake.

Litter baskets across the city are marked with stickers that read “no
household trash” or “no business trash,” along with a warning of a
$100 fine for violation. The Sanitation Department has a platoon of
enforcement agents tasked with enforcing litter basket laws. Their
duties even include doing detective work on trash suspected of being
illegally dumped.