New Waste Hauling Franchise Moving Forward?


New Waste Hauling Franchise Moving Forward?

RecycLA Handouts for AAGLA.September23.2017

We need your input.

We have heard repeatedly about enormous increases multifamily operators are facing regarding the new franchise waste program in the City of LA. If  you have received a new invoice which is significantly higher, please let us know!

Please click and fill out THIS FORM.

Collecting this information will aid AAGLA as we continue to advocate for solution to these huge increases. Although most operators realized higher fees may be incurred in a new program, 100% + increases is unacceptable.

Questions about the Los Angeles’ new franchise waste hauling?

Although a lawsuit was brought forth in regards to the legality of Los Angeles’ new franchise waste program, we do not know what the courts will decide at this time.  Until a decision comes down, the franchise waste program is moving forward in the City. Below please find helpful information on the new program.

Website

The general website for the new program is www.recycla.com . This will help answer most of your questions about rates and transition dates as well as background.

Customer Service

If you are having any problems with service, please call LA Sanitation. They will be the new point of contact for customer service at 1-800-773-2489. This is operated 24/7. They should be your first call when facing an issue with pickup.

RATES

You can find the NEW RATES HERE!

Please keep in mind, service now includes a black bin and blue bin. Every operator is entitled to a site assessment. There will be an opportunity to discuss the ability of placement of  a second bin that may ultimately reduce the amount of pickups your property needs.

If you have any questions about this information please never hesitate to call AAGLA.

Transition

The transitions will be happening over a six month period with the first “zones” having already received notice of transition which starts July 1st. With this transition will come an appointment to do a site assessment of your property.

If you want to know when your property will be transitioning. You can view the interactive map above and click on your zone.

2 Comments

  1. Glenn Hickerson October 27, 2017 at 12:41 am - Reply

    We own 8 buildings at 1904, 1908/10, 1912, 1914 and 1916 Pacific Avenue, Venice (5 buildings) and at 10 19th Ave, Venice, 20 19th Ave, Venice and 17 20th Ave., Venice. 6 of the buildings have been serviced for many years by Republic Services using three 2 cubic yard waste containers picked up twice a week. The most recent bill for September was $132.92 per bin or a total of $398.76. A week ago we received a bill from Athens Services for the same service from Athens Services for the same service at a charge of $374.85 per bin or a total of $1,124.55. No notice was received from either Republic Services or Athens Services. After many calls, I was advised by Republic they no longer served the area. I called Athens and they explained they had the exclusive right to service the area and that the rate had been approved by the City of Los Angeles and was the same for all customers.

    I also own apartment buildings in San Francisco and the new Athens rates are much higher than the new higher San Francisco rates even though I have 4 day a week service in San Francisco vs. 2 day a week service in Los Angeles.

    This makes no sense and if the City insists, the City must allow the additional cost to be paid by the tenants.

  2. Glenn Hickerson October 27, 2017 at 12:45 am - Reply

    We own 8 buildings at 1904, 1908/10, 1912, 1914 and 1916 Pacific Avenue, Venice (5 buildings) and at 10 19th Ave, Venice, 20 19th Ave, Venice and 17 20th Ave., Venice. 6 of the buildings have been serviced for many years by Republic Services using three 2 cubic yard waste containers picked up twice a week. The most recent bill for September was $132.92 per bin or a total of $398.76. A week ago we received a bill from Athens Services for the same service from Athens Services for the same service at a charge of $374.85 per bin or a total of $1,124.55. No notice was received from either Republic Services or Athens Services. After many calls, I was advised by Republic they no longer served the area. I called Athens and they explained they had the exclusive right to service the area and that the rate had been approved by the City of Los Angeles and was the same for all customers.

    I also own apartment buildings in San Francisco and the new Athens rates are much higher than the new higher San Francisco rates even though I have 4 day a week service in San Francisco vs. 2 day a week service in Los Angeles.

    This makes no sense. If the City insists, the City should allow the additional cost to be paid by the tenants.

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