Undercover Video Shows Consumers Not Being Reimbursed For Recycling Bottles, CansConsumers in California pay five or ten cent deposits for almost every beverage in a bottle or can, but new reports show many are not getting their money back at recycling centers.
LA Restaurants To Only Give Out Plastic Utensils By Request Under New OrdinanceThe ordinance will make disposable foodware, including utensils and napkins, only available at restaurants when requested by customers.
Consumers Getting Swindled Out Of Millions Of Dollars By California Recycling Program: ReportRecycling is supposed to help the environment, but a new report claims consumers are getting ripped off for every extra nickel or dime paid for a recyclable bottle or can – and the state is allegedly to blame.
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
Supporters Of Controversial RecycLA Program Rally At City HallSome property owners say they have seen their rates skyrocket and have lost the ability to shop around for more competitive prices.
LA’s Controversial New Recycling Program Needs Major Overhaul, Critics SaySeven companies handle an estimated $3.5 billion in commercial waste hauling in Los Angeles under RecycLA.
As New Recycling Program Rolls In, Locals Worry Their Rates Will RiseLA's Department of Public Work's Elena Stern says RecycLA gets rid of the old wild, wild west of rates.
LA County OKs $2M To Speed Up Exide Cleanup EffortLos Angeles County Supervisors approved a $2 million funding request to help speed the cleanup of contaminated soil around the now-closed Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
State Officials Bust $14M Can, Bottle Recycling SchemeState recycling officials say they've busted a ring of fraudsters who illegally redeemed $14 million worth of cans and bottles trucked in from Arizona.
Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD MeetingHundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.
Following The Paper Trail: Authorities Crack Down On Cardboard TheftInvestigators wearing bulletproof vests sit in unmarked cars outside a Southern California recycling center, swapping license plate details over two-way radio before dawn. A truck emerges and they follow, hoping to learn where drivers pick up what to many looks like trash but turns out to be treasure: cardboard.
LA County Official Blasts 'Secret' Deal Over Battery Recycling PlantA Los Angeles County official Wednesday called for legal action against a battery recycling plant in Vernon which authorities say has operated without a permit for decades.
Exclusive: Angry Parents Speak Out After Special Needs Students Made To Dig Through Trash For RecyclablesA group of special needs students and their angry parents spoke out in front of the Jurupa Valley School Board about a "humiliating" first day at school where they were made to dig through the dumpster for recyclables.
Family Outraged School Had Students With Special Needs Dig Through Trash For RecyclablesThe family of a special needs student in Jurupa Valley is furious that his school had him and his classmates rummage through the trash for recyclables.
Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution StandardsOfficials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.