07 Dec '11, 3am

Unanimous Vote Sends Los Angeles on a Path to More Recycling

The City Council of Los Angeles voted today to give private waste haulers servicing businesses notice that the City wants to get serious about improving its recycling rates. This notice is required by law before a City may change the system for private waste hauling. The Don’t Waste LA Coalition was very happy with the outcome today. This broad coalition includes environmental, environmental justice, economic justice and labor groups, including Sierra Club, NRDC, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Pacoima Beautiful, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 396 and Clergy Laity United for Economic Justice. The coalition has supported moving forward with the five year notice for about a year now. Importantly, after today’s vote, the City has indicated it wants to seek reform to the waste s...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amartinez/unanimous_vot...

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