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L.A. City Council Approves Zero Waste LA Program

This program will help ensure fair pricing, improve service and working conditions, decrease food waste and provide residents and businesses with access to blue bins.

The Los Angeles City Council has passed the Zero Waste LA program, a new public-private partnership designed to address the 3 million tons of waste generated annually by businesses, consumers and residents. This program will help ensure fair pricing, improve service and working conditions, decrease food waste, provide residents and businesses with access to blue bins and help the city meet its goal of achieving zero waste by 2050.

Additionally, the program is aiming to reduce landfill disposal by 1 million tons per year by 2025; develop quality customer service standards with LASAN monitoring and enforcement; franchise hauler accountability for program outcomes and customer satisfaction through a series of measures implemented by LASAN, up to and including liquidated damages; comply with environmental regulations, including mandatory commercial and organics recycling; invest more than $200 million in new and improved solid resources infrastructure; and utilize clean fuel vehicles.

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