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This ordinance outlines the requirements for city compost collection. It provides guidelines for vendors concerning acceptable compost and recyclables hauling practices. It creates special zones within municipal limits for the disposal of compostable matter as well as an equitable and manageable schedule of compost collection.
This resolution specifies mandatory recycling programs for residences and businesses within city limits. It provides evidence generally linking public health outcomes to recycling programs and practices. It applies concepts and terms from those studies to recycling practices and establishes clear restrictions on what types materials must be recycled.
This ordinance amends trash collection in Los Angeles by creating 11 exclusive franchise zones and requiring bidding haulers to abide by environmental, worker, and service standards: haulers must provide recycling services, use clean-burning vehicles, have waste processing facilities certified every 5 years, comply with existing city living wage and responsible contractor provisions, demonstrate labor peace, and protect whistleblowers. The ordinance further commits the city to diverting from landfills 90% of the solid waste generated in the city by 2025 and becoming a zero waste city by 2030.
This ordinance prohibits stores from providing single use plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance specifies that stores can only offer recyclable paper carryout bags for a 10 cent charge to the customer. Furthermore, stores must report monthly the number of recyclable bags sold to customers, the monies generated from such sales, and any efforts the store has undertaken to promote the use of reusable bags.
This ordinance establishes rules requiring developers, building companies, and private contractors to dispose of construction and demolition debris in sustainable ways. It lists and defines the parties to whom this ordinance applies, the materials which constitute construction and demolition debris, and functional acceptable practices for the recycling and disposal of these materials. Additionally, it requires monetary deposits and administrative fees for such contractors which will be withheld should the applicants fail to dispose of construction and demolition materials in an acceptable fashion.
This ordinance establishes a solid waste management fee to fund environmental health programs. This ordinance establishes payment methods, reporting requirements, and penalties for noncompliance with the ordinance.
This ordinance bans the use of single use plastic bags by retail stores in the city. Paper bags may be used, but they must contain a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled paper fiber and the customer will be charged a fee for their use.
This ordinance authorizes composting of organic waste or land application of composted organic waste; sets standards for composting; exempts certain composting from permit requirements; and declares every composting operation in violation of this ordinance a nuisance subject to penalty.
This ordinance establishes rules governing hazardous waste disposal within county boundaries. This ordinance requires those who produce hazardous waste to dispose of it in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable manner.
This ordinance establishes a source separated recycling system for voluntary use by private citizens in the community and does not impose a fee or cost on individuals who chose to use this service. This ordinance provides funds for the distribution of source separation materials and information to individuals. This ordinance also requires commercial businesses to source separate their waste. Lastly, this ordinance grants jurisdictional authority to county and municipal law enforcement agents and describes penalties associated with violations of this ordinance.