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L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection
L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection

Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings. The new system, which tightens city control over the commercial trash-hauling market, is expected to win approval Tuesday. Proponents say that the changes, backed by environmental and labor organizations, will keep more garbage out of landfills, cut down on truck traffic and make the industry safer for workers. Business groups argue that they will drive up rates and make it impossible for many smaller haulers to operate. Currently, landlords...

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