Trash woes mount in L.A.

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “In L.A., a rash of com­plaints on trash / Soar­ing fees and un­col­lected trash,” Aug. 8

The trash prob­lems re­ported in The Times are ex­actly those pre­dicted by those who op­posed the mayor’s garbage pro­gram. It was good for him, good for the waste man­age­ment com­pa­nies that got a re­turn on their in­vest­ment in cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions, po­ten­tially good for unions try­ing to or­ga­nize waste man­age­ment work­ers, but bad for the public be­fore im­ple­men­ta­tion — and now proven bad af­ter im­ple­men­ta­tion. Daniel Fink

Bev­erly Hills

The prob­lems noted in this ar­ti­cle are not only an is­sue for new cus­tomers, but for old ones as well. Our condo build­ing has used Athens for 20-plus years. We have on­go­ing prob­lems with their re­cy­cling pick­ups. Our bin gets emp­tied only about ev­ery four to five weeks and is al­ways over­flow­ing with card­board boxes. We end up with items be­ing left on the floor near the bin. I hope the city of L.A. has bet­ter luck than we have with get­ting the ser­vice we re­quire. Sara Jane Ball

Pasadena

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