Campaign launched to repeal L.A.'s failed new trash program

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's new trash program "RecycLA" has caused nothing but problems. Pickups are late, prices have shot through the roof, and L.A. city residents are fed up.

Yesterday a group launched a campaign to get rid of RecycLA and replace it with a much simpler trash system. The repeal and replacement would get rid of requirements that trash companies supply their customers with recycling containers and pay their workers more money.

Repeal proponent David Hernandez told the L.A. Times:

"I'm not going into this … thinking that it's going to be easy. It's going to be seven days a week for the next four months."

RecycLA is another disaster brought to you by Eric Garcetti. It gave contracts to seven trash companies in 2016, with each company having the exclusive right to operate in designated parts of the city.

But since it started last summer trash bills, have doubled and even tripled. There were also more than 28,000 recorded complaints about missed collections in just the first six months.

It's a big mess. The deadline to collect the necessary 64,000 valid signatures is April 25, 2018. If everything goes well, the repeal and replacement will be on the November 2018 ballot.

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