LA Officials Beginning to Acknowledge Higher Trash Rates

An article in the Brentwood Patch reports that Los Angeles City Officials are recognizing that rates for most businesses in LA will increase substantially.  If you are affected, Waste Control can help you reduce your costs.  Call us today for a free evaluation.

 

 

Higher Trash Rates in Los Angeles

A recent LA Times Article reports on the increased cost of trash services some customers are experiencing. Waste Control can help you minimize the increases and improve your sustainability.

“In recent weeks, customers have begun complaining about soaring prices, uncollected trash and calls to their new waste hauling companies going unreturned.”

Who is affected by RecycLA?

RecycLA, the City of Los Angeles’ plan for getting to Zero-Waste, will begin phasing in in August, 2017.  Will your business be affected?  Click on the video link below to see who is affected.

Who is affected?

LA’s Waste Franchise Program Overview

This article from Capital and Main gives a good overview of the City of LA’s new waste franchise program, RecycLA.

“These are huge changes, requiring a new division of L.A. Sanitation, called the Solid Resources Commercial Franchise Division, to police the contracts.”

Keeping an Eye on Your Trash Budget?

Cost Increases are Coming

RecycLA, the City of Los Angeles’ franchised waste hauling plan, is coming and can have significant impacts on your budgeting process.  Waste Control estimates that the average Los Angeles waste customer will experience a 93% increase in their waste costs.

Many companies are preparing their budgets this time of year and are not aware of the coming cost increases and will be caught off guard when the new rates take affect.

Waste Control estimates that the average Los Angeles waste customer will experience a 93% increase in their waste costs.

We Can Help

Waste Control can help, we will prepare a no-cost estimate of what your rates will be under RecycLA.  This will give you worst case scenario numbers for your budget planning purposes.  Once the new rates hit, Waste Control can provide a proposal for reducing the costs.

Call us today for a free estimate of your new costs!  (888) 855-8559.

RecycLA Waste Franchise Updates

 

RecycLA is coming and here are a few updates:

The City of LA has indicated that a recent lawsuit brought by the Apartment Owners Association of Los Angeles will not delay the July 1 implementation date for the program.

“The recently renamed RecycLA franchise system will be the largest of its kind in the country, involving 11 zones serviced by seven haulers and multiple subcontractors.”

The City has also released an online map that shows the hauler zones with implementation sub-zones.  If you enter your address, you will find who your franchised hauler will be and the month the transition starts.  For instance, if the map shows you are in WM 2, you will be serviced by Waste Management and your transition will begin in August with the new rates taking effect in September.

Waste Control can provide you with a free estimate of what your rates will be under the new franchise.  Please contact us here or by phone at (888) 855-8559.

 

Los Angeles Waste Services Franchise Questions

Here are some questions businesses in Los Angeles are asking.

Click Here for a brief video

RecycLA In the News

News coverage of the new RecycLA program.  This will affect prices for waste collection in Los Angeles.  Waste Control can help.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/apartment-buildings-Los-Angeles-recycling-program-RecycLA-426953521.html

The Impact of “Zero-Waste LA” on Your Business.

If you haven’t already experienced the financial impact of Zero-Waste LA on your business yet, you will be shortly.  This brief video tells you what to expect and how Waste Control can help.

 

Click here to learn more and to contact us.  Or call (888) 855-8559

Click here for more information from the City of LA’s Zero Waste website.

Why are my waste costs going up?

 

Most businesses in Los Angeles will be experiencing an increase in their waste collection costs associated with the City’s “Zero-Waste LA Franchise System”.  Waste Control, Inc. estimates that the average customer will experience a 94% increase in their waste collection costs.  Many people are asking “why?”.  Here are some of the reasons.

Recent price war

For a number of years now, rates charged by waste haulers in Los Angeles have been going down.  One of the main reasons for this was the anticipation of the City’s bid process to move from an open market situation to a franchise market.  The City of LA took into consideration the market share of the proposing haulers in determining who would be awarded collection zones.  With that in mind, haulers were competing for market share by lowering rates to attract as many new customers as possible.  This caused a price war where the customers benefited by having very low rates for waste collection.  Although the new rates under the franchise agreement will cause significant increases to customers, the new rates are justifiable considering the increased services provided.

Waste Control, Inc. estimates that the average customer will experience a 94% increase in their waste collection costs

Zero Waste

The City of Los Angeles has adopted an aggressive goal of achieving a 90% recycling rate by the year 2025.   This is an admirable goal but is not achievable without a dramatic increase in the amount of recycling done by businesses and multi-family residences in the City.  The cost of waste collection includes recycling at no additional cost.  So, when a customer compares the cost of their waste collection services to the new rates, the recycling component is often not taken into consideration.  This pricing structure provides an economic incentive for customers to increase the amount of recycling they do.

Hauler Requirements

There are a number of requirements that the City has placed on the haulers that also affect the costs.  The haulers are required to use alternative fuel collection vehicles which will help to reduce the amount of air pollution in Southern California by removing the diesel engine trucks used by many haulers today.  Also, by assigning only one hauler to each zone, truck traffic will be reduced by more efficient routing.  As you can imagine, it is very costly to replace a company’s complete fleet of vehicles with newer, cleaner vehicles.

In response to the City’s survey of businesses in the City they found that many were dissatisfied with the level of service they were receiving from their waste services providers.  As a result, the City has put a number of elements into the program that will increase customer satisfaction and produce more hauler accountability.  These elements include 24 hour Customer Service, a web-based customer interface, GPS tracking of all collection vehicles, all of which add to the cost of services.

Waste Control Can Help

Waste Control is intimately familiar with the City’s contract with the haulers and has significant experience in developing systems for customers to reduce costs, even in a franchise environment where rates are set through City regulations.  We offer a free – no obligation review of your services that lay out the savings that Waste Control can help you achieve while improving your sustainability.

Click here to learn more and to contact us.  Or call (888) 855-8559

Click here for more information from the City of LA’s Zero Waste website.