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L.A. Councilman to Submit Proposal to Exit RecycLA

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has called for his colleagues to look at what it would take to exit RecycLA.

In July 2017, Los Angeles launched its new franchise zoning system called RecycLA. And since then, the city and the franchised haulers have received thousands of complaints from customers and government officials.

Just last week, the Los Angeles City Council’s Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee met with representatives from the trash haulers involved in the city’s recently unveiled franchise system to better understand why the program’s rollout has gone so poorly. And now, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has called for his colleagues to look at what it would take to exit RecycLA.

Englander has created a proposal instructing city lawyers to show the steps needed to exit RecycLA, and that proposal will soon head to a council committee for review.

Los Angeles Times has more details:

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander called Tuesday for his colleagues to look at what it would take to pull out of the city's troubled waste franchise system, known as RecycLA.

Englander said the program, which serves roughly 70,000 businesses, apartment buildings and condominium customers, is "failing to deliver the basic city service of reliable trash pickup." His proposal, which heads to a council committee for review, instructs city lawyers to show the steps needed to exit the initiative.

"There comes a time when we must recognize that the fault lies not with the service providers but with the program itself," Englander said in a statement.

Read the full story here.

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