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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.

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Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down

Published: 
Wed, 06/21/2017 (All day)

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.

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L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:46pm
Category: 
Energy

A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.

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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:35pm
Category: 
Waste

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

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For Ideas on How to Live Greener, Think Mobile

Published: 
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:10am
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SMARTPHONES and tablets may not seem to be designed with the environment in mind, being made of complex layers of plastics, metals and electronics, with chemical batteries. But apps may help you adopt environmentally sensible habits in your daily life.