The L.A. City Council is getting slammed over its new trash monopolies.
Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to change the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings. The work was given exclusively to a select group of companies.
Recyc-LA is a program that was praised by Mayor Garcetti. It claimed to increase recycling, roll out cleaner fuel trash trucks and improve workplace safety for sanitation workers, but residents are seeing double and triple the rates, plus a lot of missed pick ups.
L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander tells Doug McIntyre on the McIntyre in the Morning show that something has to give.
“I’m as frustrated as you are which is why I’ve had on of the franchisees in my office working with these customers. It’s expensive and businesses can’t afford it.”
Englander and fellow council member Bob Blumenfield have introduced legislation calling for the city to let businesses cut costs by sharing trash bins with one or more of their neighbors.
The councilman was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News