Okay. It’s important that New Yorkers not abuse the pedestrian trashcans. So when a little old lady threw a bag with some newspapers in it into a sidewalk can and a passing sanitation worker saw her do it, well, I suspect a warning would have been better than slapping a fine on her, but, okay.
Still, I find this highly irritating:
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.
How is New York’s budget?