Recycling

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China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here’s Why That’s Potentially Disastrous.

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Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

On Jan. 1, China made good on its promise to close its borders to several types of imported waste. By the next day, panic had already taken hold in countries across Europe and North America as trash began piling up by the ton, with no one having a clue where to now dispose of it all.

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Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box

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Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.

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20 Uses For Old T-Shirts

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Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

T-shirts are a rather ubiquitous clothing item. If you’ve ever played sports, attended a concert, joined Greek life in college or participated in a charity walk, you’ve likely racked up a bunch of them.

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L.A.'s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup

Published: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

L.A.’s commercial-trash customers have filed more than 28,000 reports of missed collections since July, the latest sign of a turbulent roll-out for the city’s new recycling program.

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L.A. and its trash haulers are quarreling over customer bills in the city's new recycling program

Published: 
Tue, 12/26/2017 (All day)

The honeymoon could soon be over between Los Angeles and the trash companies picked to carry out the city’s huge new recycling program.

Over the last three months, the city’s Bureau of Sanitation and the refuse haulers have been at odds over the hefty new fees showing up on customers’ bills — including one being charged when trash truck drivers use a remote control to open a gate.

The haulers have accused city officials of disregarding the terms of contracts approved more than a year ago for trash service. Sanitation officials, in turn, say they recently identified more than 300 bills with incorrect fees, roughly 1 out of every 5 surveyed.