Down in the Dumps Over Garbage Law

If you’re still steaming about L.A.’s new trash system – which so far has resulted in poorer service and much higher costs – just wait.

The state is hitting businesses with a different plan next year: A new recycling mandate that calls on businesses to sort food waste and landscape trimmings from the rest of the trash and get a separate pickup for that.

As you may have read in the last issue of the Business Journal (“Stiff Price for Trash”), no one knows how much this will cost business operators, but the extra pickup alone could well be hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month for those businesses targeted by the law.

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