L.A.’s new waste-hauling system prompts complaints; multifamily housing affected

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Los Angeles’ new waste-hauling system, which applies to much of the city’s multifamily housing, has generated complaints of dramatically higher prices and spotty service, the Los Angeles Times reported this week.

The L.A. City Council approved the RecycLA program in December and began rolling it out in April. Under the system, seven trash haulers have exclusive rights to collect waste in various sections of the city.

Owners of rental properties who have experienced problems with the new waste-hauling service – or dramatic increases in prices – are encouraged to contact their City Council member, said Beverly Kenworthy, vice president of public affairs for the California Apartment Association in Los Angeles.

Owners and property managers can use the Council Office Directory for council contact info.

“When calling the office of your elected representative, please let them know the issue and how much more you and your tenants will be paying for this new franchise,” Kenworthy told local CAA board members.  “If you are having trouble with service, let them know for how long and what the issues are.”

 

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