October 12, 1989
The Downey City Council on Tuesday approved an increase in trash disposal rates charged by Calsan Inc. for single-family and multiple-family residences in the city. Garbage pick-up rates for single-family homes were raised from $7.08 to $7.70 a month. The monthly rate per unit for apartments was raised from $6.11 to $6.65 a month. The rate increase is based on increases in the Consumer Price Index, dumping fees and other expenses, the council was told.
December 3, 1992
A drive-through recycling center for items covered under the state redemption program has been opened by Calsan Inc., a refuse company serving several Southeast cities. The center, at Calsan headquarters at 9821 Downey & Norwalk Road, Downey, pays cash for aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic soft drink containers, hard plastic containers, newspapers, cardboard and computer, white and colored paper. Hours for the center, called the SORT (Saving Our Resources Together) PORT, are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 1, 1992
Cerritos residents no longer have to wait for special trash pickups twice a year to get rid of broken water heaters, old sofas and other bulky castoffs. The city has amended its trash collection agreement with Calsan Inc. to allow customers to call year-round to have bulky trash picked up. Loose building materials must be in containers to be collected. Vince Brar, public services director, said the new collection method will allow residents "more flexibility for the pickup of special items.
September 13, 1990
Soaring landfill fees have forced the Bellflower City Council to consider raising its residential trash collection fee by 82 cents a month and commercial fee by 10%, city officials said. The fee for single-family homes, for example, will increase from $7.48 to $8.30. Cal-San Inc., the Downey sanitation company that hauls the city's trash, has asked the council to increase trash collection fees because landfill operators raised dumping fees in July.
May 23, 1991
The Downey City Council has voted to extend a pilot recycling program for another six months. Under the program, residents separate grass clippings, leaves and other organic waste from the rest of their garbage. The green waste is kept separate when picked up by the city's trash hauler, Calsan Inc. The project is one method Downey is using to comply with a state law that requires all cities to reduce their contributions to landfills by 25% by 1995.
August 18, 1994 |
The City Council has approved a curbside recycling program that will boost monthly trash collection bills by $1.15 next year. Sanitation trucks will collect aluminum, plastic, glass and paper products as well as lawn, hedge and tree trimmings, said Mike Egan, deputy city manager. The city will provide each home with three 65-gallon barrels--one for trash, one for yard trimmings and another for recyclable materials, Egan said. Apartment complexes will receive dumpsters.