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January 5, 1994 | KURT PITZER
Residents of single-family homes in unincorporated areas between Topanga Canyon and the Los Angeles County line will receive curbside recycling service by April 4, a county official said Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a sort of Garbage Peace Summit. Representatives of Los Angeles County and several cities--including Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica--gathered to discuss garbage with executives of recycling companies, trash haulers and environmental groups. The two-day meeting, designed to hash out the best ways to manage waste in the 21st century, ended Thursday at UCLA, which hosted the meetings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the quiet before the trash trucks arrived, as the city slept, Redondo Beach Detective Don Martinez confronted the nemesis of the recycling age. She was small, for a nemesis: an elderly immigrant woman with a trash bag in one hand and someone else's recycling bin in the other. "No! No! No!" the policeman told her, using one of the few words they both understood. "No!" And he touched the bright orange curbside bin that was brimming with crushed aluminum cans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995
Now that Christmas has passed, what is to be done with that drying Christmas tree? Cities across the Westside are offering a pickup service or free mulching at drop-off centers. Malibu and Culver City residents can add their trees to the yard waste for city curbside pickup. West Los Angeles residents can drop off their trees between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. this weekend or Jan. 6 and 7 at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave., or at the Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1992
Los Angeles officials want your used Christmas tree for recycling into wood chips for mulch or compost material as a means of saving landfill space and resources. It takes nature nine years to do what composting can achieve in 90 days. Trees will be collected at curbside from residents served by the city's automated refuse-collection service. Collections will be made today and Saturday and then from next Monday to next Friday. Trees also may be dropped off today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1989
The board charged with protecting the state's water quality rejected a staff recommendation Thursday to expand the Azusa Landfill after opponents, including the Metropolitan Water District, called the proposal a threat to the quality of drinking water supplies for 1 million San Gabriel Valley residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1990
Los Angeles County this month began a voluntary curbside trash recycling program for 36,000 households in five unincorporated areas. The program-which began in the Altadena/ La Cresenta and Montrose areas and will be rolled out to East Pasadena and Hacienda heights on Feb. 5 and Lennox in March-requires all private trash haulers who work in the areas to pick up recycable materials at the curb as par of their regular residential service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a sort of Garbage Peace Summit. Representatives of Los Angeles County and several cities--including Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica--gathered to discuss garbage with executives of recycling companies, trash haulers and environmental groups. The two-day meeting, designed to hash out the best ways to manage waste in the 21st century, ended Thursday at UCLA, which hosted the meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
His mother had barely handed Danny Guidero a garbage bag before the 6-year-old scampered off to a spot not far away on the beach. He bent over and then ran back, grinning. Clutched in one hand, he had a pink plastic bottle cap. "I have a good eye, don't I Mom?" said Danny as he proudly dropped the discovery in his bag. The youngster was among the nearly 2,900 volunteers who scoured Santa Monica Beach from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, participating in the 11th annual Coastal Cleanup Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California is full of garbage. Mounds of it. In fact, if trash haulers took all of Orange County's refuse and piled it in Anaheim Stadium and all of San Diego County's waste and threw it in Jack Murphy Stadium, both arenas would overflow at least once a month. Throughout the Southland, cities are striving to dig themselves out of the mess by coming up with creative ways that persuade residents to toss aside their throwaway habits and recycle instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1995 | DAVID FERRELL
Hundreds of times every working morning Tina de la Torre lifts up a lid and peeks into a trash can. In two weeks' time she covers the whole length and breadth of Pasadena, stopping every 100 feet or so in her city-owned truck. With every stop she hops out and moves quickly on foot, crisscrossing from curb to curb, dodging traffic. Every so often, the city's "green-waste inspector" finds a problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
His mother had barely handed Danny Guidero a garbage bag before the 6-year-old scampered off to a spot not far away on the beach. He bent over and then ran back, grinning. Clutched in one hand, he had a pink plastic bottle cap. "I have a good eye, don't I Mom?" said Danny as he proudly dropped the discovery in his bag. The youngster was among the nearly 2,900 volunteers who scoured Santa Monica Beach from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, participating in the 11th annual Coastal Cleanup Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
His mother had barely handed Danny Guidero a garbage bag before the 6-year-old scampered off to a spot not far away on the beach. He bent over and then ran back, grinning. Clutched in one hand, he had a pink plastic bottle cap. "I have a good eye, don't I Mom?" said Danny as he proudly dropped the discovery in his bag. The youngster was among the nearly 2,900 volunteers who scoured Santa Monica Beach from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, participating in the 11th annual Coastal Cleanup Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
Homeowners who have been searching for an environmentally safe way to dispose of household hazardous wastes now have a solution: Los Angeles County has set up a collection center in Malibu that will be open for one day only. The free collection will be held Dec. 3 at the Malibu Civic Center at 23519 W. Civic Center Way, said Susan Zulusky, recycling coordinator for the city of Calabasas. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and will not be restricted to Malibu residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1994 | KURT PITZER
Sanitation officials are urging Conejo Valley area residents to rid their homes of hazardous waste in the wake of the earthquake at a free roundup March 5. "A lot of household hazardous materials are subject to spilling or having their containers broken during another earthquake, or as people clean up and reorganize their homes after the last one," said Brian Hooper, manager of the Los Angeles County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1994 | KURT PITZER
Residents of single-family homes in unincorporated areas between Topanga Canyon and the Los Angeles County line will receive curbside recycling service by April 4, a county official said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
The California Waste Management Board unanimously voted Thursday to strip Los Angeles County officials of their powers to enforce health and safety standards at 83 county trash dumps and transfer stations if county health officials do not toughen their approach during the next month. If the state board follows through with its action, it will be the first time since the board's 1973 formation that it has stripped an agency of local control, said board spokesman Chris Peck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | BLAINE HALLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cities of Lancaster and Palmdale are moving the Antelope Valley toward recycling programs mandated by the state. As of this month, Lancaster's program is in place and the Palmdale City Council adopted a plan last week. When the 17,400 households in Palmdale will begin recycling is uncertain because of incomplete negotiations with the city's primary trash hauler. However, Lancaster began issuing recycling cans to its 30,000 households in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993 | KURT PITZER
Valley residents can get rid of paint, motor oil, pesticides and other toxic materials at two hazardous waste roundups scheduled this weekend in Calabasas and Granada Hills. On Saturday, the city of Los Angeles will sponsor a hazardous materials collection at Coast Federal Bank, 18000 Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Los Angeles County plans to hold a roundup on Sunday at the Calabasas Landfill, 5300 Lost Hills Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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December 4, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As dozens of officials from Los Angeles County communities watched Thursday, a huge crane lifted metal containers with 20 tons of garbage each onto flatbed rail cars, bound for a landfill 800 miles away.
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