New RecycLA Commercial and Apartment Building Recycling Program Launches Today

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As part of its Zero Waste LA program, which aims to divert up to 90% (a million tons per year) of previously landfilled items to other uses by 2025, the City of Los Angeles is launching a new program today to extend recycling services to up to 80,000 apartment and commercial buildings, many of which were not previously served by the city.  RecycLA will serve multifamily residential buildings with five or more attached units, as well as entertainment venues, healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, transportation services, wholesale operations and other business and institutional locations.

ZerowasteblogThe new system divides the city into 11 zones for recycling pickups from these kinds of properties, with a single contracted hauler for each zone.  According to city representatives, this is designed to reduce the number of trucks on the streets, reduce wear and tear on streets, guarantee the use of clean fuel low emission vehicles to improve air quality, and manage things like efficient truck routing, enhanced recycling opportunities, improved transparency and customer service, transparent and predictable rates, reporting requirements, and other environmental protections.

RecycLA kicked off this morning at the Broadway Village II Apartments, 5101 S. Broadway Ave., where a clean-fuel low-emission waste truck, new waste and recycling bins, and the new recycLA logo were displayed.

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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