CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995 |
A crackdown on trash scavengers by the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division has been a rousing success, Councilwoman Laura Chick has announced. The push to better enforce the city's anti-scavenging law has resulted in a 30% increase in the amount of recyclables collected by sanitation workers, adding $8,000 to the city's coffers each month. "The program clearly pays for itself," Chick said in a prepared statement.