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August 6, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Waste Management of California Inc. said Wednesday that it has won a seven-year contract worth up to $28 million from the city of Long Beach to pick up recyclable newspapers, aluminum cans, bottles, plastics and cardboard. Waste Management's Irvine office outbid two other garbage haulers to win the contract, which is worth $3.5 million to $4 million a year and carries two one-year options. The West Coast subsidiary of giant Waste Management Inc.
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January 13, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A giant aluminum-can shredding machine that has sat rusting at C & M Metals since 1986 is almost certain to be idle for another year. The $100,000 machine is a visible reminder to C & M owner Garrett Monroe of how scrap yards like his in Los Angeles have struggled since the state began subsidizing bigger competitors that operate supermarket recycling centers.
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September 23, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD
The last orange traces of the sun vanished beneath the Pacific and garbage cans of different shapes, colors and sizes lined the meandering streets. It's the night before trash collection--and time for Jay Diamond to hit the streets. As one of the city's dozen or so can and bottle scavengers, Diamond earns spare change from what some of his more fortunate neighbors discard as worthless.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1992 | CAROL SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Babyland Diaper Service is betting its bottom dollar that people who now buy disposable diapers would switch to home delivery if they knew that the service bringing the clean diapers would haul off the soiled ones for recycling.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1992 | CAROL SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Babyland Diaper Service is betting its bottom dollar that people who now buy disposable diapers would switch to home delivery if they knew that the service bringing the clean diapers would haul off the soiled ones for recycling.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A giant aluminum-can shredding machine that has sat rusting at C & M Metals since 1986 is almost certain to be idle for another year. The $100,000 machine is a visible reminder to C & M owner Garrett Monroe of how scrap yards like his in Los Angeles have struggled since the state began subsidizing bigger competitors that operate supermarket recycling centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2007 | Maeve Reston and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
Federal agents seized four F-14 Tomcat fighters in San Bernardino County on Tuesday -- three from airplane museums -- after investigators determined that the jets were not demilitarized and were improperly sold or transferred to private companies, including the producer of the TV show "JAG," authorities said.
HOME & GARDEN
August 13, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When South Pasadena homeowners recycle, it's as easy as throwing their tuna cans and soda bottles into the trash can along with their food scraps and meat wrappers. It's called mixed waste processing, and it's an alternative way some cities have tried to increase recycling rates. In 2000, just 6% of South Pasadena's single-family residential waste was being recycled under a voluntary program that had residents sort recycling into a separate container. That percentage shot up to 25% in 2001 after the city decided to let waste and recycling go into one bin bound for a so-called dirty MRF, or mixed-waste materials recovery facility, where sorting equipment and trained workers separate paper, glass, plastic, metal and other commodities on the back end instead of the front.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Western Waste Acquires G.I. Industries: Gardena-based Western Waste Industries, which provides garbage collection, recycling and disposal services for industrial and residential customers in several states, will exchange 180,000 common shares and $300,000 in cash for the remaining shares of G.I. Industries, a 67-year-old waste collection company based in Simi Valley. G.I. Industries now serves more than 40,000 customers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Buena Park residents will pay 38 cents more a month to have their trash picked up beginning Sept. 1. The City Council on Monday approved raising rates for the collection, recycling and disposal of refuse. Residents will pay $10.50 a month instead of the current monthly rate of $10.12. Commercial rates were also increased. Once-a-week pickup for a three-cubic-yard bin will go up by $3.92 a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD
The last orange traces of the sun vanished beneath the Pacific and garbage cans of different shapes, colors and sizes lined the meandering streets. It's the night before trash collection--and time for Jay Diamond to hit the streets. As one of the city's dozen or so can and bottle scavengers, Diamond earns spare change from what some of his more fortunate neighbors discard as worthless.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Waste Management of California Inc. said Wednesday that it has won a seven-year contract worth up to $28 million from the city of Long Beach to pick up recyclable newspapers, aluminum cans, bottles, plastics and cardboard. Waste Management's Irvine office outbid two other garbage haulers to win the contract, which is worth $3.5 million to $4 million a year and carries two one-year options. The West Coast subsidiary of giant Waste Management Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1999
Residential yard waste adds up to 20% of what we send to Los Angeles County landfills. The Smart Gardening Web site, sponsored by the county Department of Public Work's Environmental Programs Division, offers information on backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling and water-wise gardening, in addition to the locations of 13 Backyard Composting and Home Garden Learning Centers throughout the county. The Web site is available at http://www.smartgardening.com on the Internet.
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