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April 20, 1994 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than three months after the Northridge earthquake, many streets in the San Fernando Valley still look like scenes from the town of Bedrock--with piles of concrete rubble heaped at curbs waiting for city crews to haul them away. Cleaning up after January's 6.8 temblor has proven far more difficult, and vastly more expensive, than anyone figured in the days immediately following the quake.
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February 16, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Private trash haulers would be required to provide recycling services to the Los Angeles apartments and businesses they serve under a proposal to significantly expand the amount of waste diverted from landfills. The plan, now under review by Mayor Richard Riordan, would require the city's more than 100 private trash haulers to enter into franchise agreements to provide recycling to their customers.
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December 10, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days when recycling meant getting up to your elbows in trash to separate aluminum cans from bottles and newspapers will soon be over. Under a new citywide program that will be launched today, Los Angeles residents will be able to dump all recyclable material into large blue barrels that will be picked up by city trucks with automated loading mechanisms. The barrels will replace the small yellow bins that the city provided under its curbside recycling program.
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December 10, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days when recycling meant getting up to your elbows in trash to separate aluminum cans from bottles and newspapers will soon be over. Under a new citywide program that will be launched today, Los Angeles residents will be able to dump all recyclable material into large blue barrels that will be picked up by city trucks with automated loading mechanisms. The barrels will replace the small yellow bins that the city provided under its curbside recycling program.
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January 4, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting the stage for a potential clash with Mayor Richard Riordan, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to impose a new $5 monthly fee on residents who request an additional trash container for their weekly refuse. The fee, which officials hope will generate $8 million annually, is intended to help recoup the extra cost of hauling the city's trash to private dumps after the Lopez Canyon landfill in Lake View Terrace is closed July 1.
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April 30, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council was voting on zoning issues and awarding commendations to local citizens Friday when the discussion turned to a less savory topic: horse manure. The issue was raised by Councilman Joel Wachs, whose northeast San Fernando Valley district includes hundreds of horse owners who would like the city to provide curbside manure collection.
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June 18, 1992
Los Angeles police swept through a Pacoima neighborhood this week, arresting suspected drug dealers and prostitutes and supervising the collection of tons of trash and the removal of graffiti in a new program aimed at revitalizing a run-down portion of Van Nuys Boulevard. Nine people were arrested and 17 tons of garbage collected in the four-hour operation Tuesday by about a dozen officers along Van Nuys near San Fernando Road. Capt.
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March 9, 1990
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Thursday told Bureau of Sanitation officials not to put any trash separated for recycling into landfills, after at least one city contractor said some glass may have to be dumped because the market cannot accept all of the glass being generated in the city's pilot recycling program.
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August 10, 1989
Los Angeles City Council members stood firm Wednesday in their fight to keep the city's Lopez Canyon Landfill open, refusing a request by two council members who want the city to obey state orders that would shut the landfill down within days.
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August 9, 1989
Los Angeles sanitation officials are moving swiftly to obtain city approval and funding to expand Lopez Canyon Landfill, despite state attempts to severely reduce dumping at the Lake View Terrace site. A final environmental impact report on the expansion, which would extend the life of the landfill to the year 2005 and increase dumping by 2,200 tons a day, was released Tuesday.
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December 10, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days when recycling meant getting up to your elbows in trash to separate aluminum cans from bottles and newspapers will soon be over. Under a citywide program to be launched today, Los Angeles residents will dump all recyclable material into large blue barrels that will be picked up by automated city trucks. The barrels will replace small yellow bins that the city provided under its curbside recycling program.
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June 18, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first stage of an experiment to determine whether Los Angeles homeowners will be allowed to put virtually all recyclable trash into one barrel for pickup--instead of the separate containers now required--is almost complete. A program to deliver large, blue plastic barrels to more than 13,000 homes scattered throughout the city is expected to be finished by the end of this week, sanitation officials said Monday.
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June 18, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first stage of an experiment to determine whether Los Angeles homeowners will be allowed to put virtually all recyclable trash into one barrel for pickup is almost complete. A city program to deliver large blue plastic barrels to more than 13,000 homes scattered throughout the city is expected to be finished by the end of this week, sanitation officials said Monday.
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March 6, 1996 | ERIN TEXEIRA
Paper, paper, paper. Residents of Los Angeles can now recycle it in the form of magazines, telephone books, computer paper and junk mail without leaving home. Paper products make up nearly half of the city's residential trash, and the new recycling pickup services are effective immediately through the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation's expanded recycling program, a spokesman said. "We are trying to avoid landfilling costs," Silva said.
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January 23, 1996
Los Angeles city officials said Monday that alarming reports released earlier this month regarding failures of garbage trucks in surprise inspections and alleged widespread equipment abuse by drivers are simply routine updates that have helped the city increase efficiency and safety in refuse collection.
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January 13, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surprise inspections of Los Angeles garbage trucks over a nine-month period discovered that an average of 27% of the vehicles rolled out onto the streets with mechanical problems that should have kept them in the shop, according to documents released late Friday.
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December 1, 1989
A proposed agreement between the city and county of Los Angeles on development of a regional garbage dump in Elsmere Canyon would result in the city paying fines if it failed to deliver large volumes of trash. Environmentalists said the provision could discourage recycling and make it more difficult for the city to comply with a state law requiring the volume of trash sent to landfills to be sharply reduced.
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July 19, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
After a seesaw two-hour debate on the city's mounting garbage crisis, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to prepare to scale back operations at Lopez Canyon Landfill, dumping ground for two-thirds of the city's trash. However, the council stopped short of agreeing to voluntarily comply with state restrictions that were issued last week against the city-operated dump, deciding to wait until after an Aug. 4 Los Angeles Superior Court hearing.
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January 4, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting the stage for a potential clash with Mayor Richard Riordan, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to impose a new $5 monthly fee on residents who request an additional trash container for their weekly refuse. The fee, which officials hope will generate $8 million annually, is intended to help recoup the extra cost of hauling the city's trash to private dumps after the Lopez Canyon landfill in Lake View Terrace is closed July 1.
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December 15, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The trouble, Sandi Sterling complains, is the contrary of the computer-problem adage: Garbage in, no garbage out. Thursday was the ninth consecutive day that garbage in Sterling's upscale Encino neighborhood was not picked up by city trucks. After an accident caused by faulty equipment on a garbage truck killed two children last week, the city has delayed picking up trash in some areas while inspecting its vehicles.
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