Los Angeles officials said garbage collection this week will be back on schedule, with crews having worked late Friday and all day Saturday to clear a backlog of uncollected trash caused by a wildcat job action that saw about 60 percent of unionized garbage collectors stay home one day last week.
The backlog of trash had all been hauled away late Saturday, said Bureau of Sanitation spokeswoman Tonya Durrell. “We concentrated on the black bins fist,” she told City News Service.
All types of bins -- blue, black, brown and green -- had been emptied by the end of the day Saturday, some up to 24 hours late, Durrell said. The city worked to clear a backlog from the two-day job action Wednesday and Thursday.