Granny Fined $100 for Tossing Newspaper Into City Trash Basket

City litter baskets have signs that read: "litter only'' and "no household trash''

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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A New York City woman says she'll fight a $100 summons for tossing a newspaper into a city litter basket.      

Delia Gluckin told The New York Post that she got the ticket from a Sanitation Department agent on Sunday.      

The Manhattan resident said she offered to take the paper out but the agent wrote out the summons for putting "improper refuse in a city litter basket.''      

In a statement, the department said that many city residents use corner litter baskets as "their personal household dumping site.''

But it conceded that "being fined for tossing a newspaper into a basket is odd.''      

The 80-year-old Gluckin says she's on a fixed income and will fight the fine.      

City litter baskets have signs that read: "litter only'' and "no household trash.''

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