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Los Angeles moves to regulate private trash haulers

by Steven Cuevas, The California Report | Take Two®

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The City of Los Angeles shows off two of its newest garbage trucks. Flickr Creative Commons/LAWad

Under a state law designed to reduce waste, California cities and counties are required to cut the amount of trash sent to landfills each year.

Earlier this month, we took a look at a proposal to divide the city of Los Angeles into trash collection zones with one trash hauler in charge of each. This week, that law was passed. 

As the California Report's L.A. Bureau Chief Steven Cuevas reports, that means business could dry up for scores of other garbage collectors. 

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