“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
The reason? An assortment of extra fees, all backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council as part of RecycLA.Universal Waste Systems, the neighborhood’s designated refuse hauler, sent Toland an estimate indicating the company would charge $43.30 a month to open the gate to the complex, which requires a remote control clicker, for the property’s regular trash.The company added the same $43.30 “access charge” for recycling pickup. And it tacked on $303 in monthly “distance charges,” which compensate a hauler for moving trash bins across the parking lot to the street, where they are emptied.“No other trash company has ever charged us to open the gate or drive down the driveway, ever. So I think that’s outrageous,” said Toland, who recently created a video highlighting the extra fees.Businesses, landlords and condominium owners are voicing alarm over the additional charges being imposed under RecycLA, an environmental initiative championed by Garcetti that is aimed at diverting trash from landfills, putting cleaner-burning trash trucks on the street and creating safer conditions for refuse workers.The price of the new program is based on the frequency of pickup, the number of refuse bins and the size of those containers. But companies are also allowed to charge extra to open a locked gate with a keypad or to move trash bins more than 100 feet or 200 feet.A Garcetti aide... (Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 12 and Sept. 10 in Car Park 1 at the Convention Center.Statues on display by artist Jorge Marin include “Wings of the City,” “Hombre Universal” and “El Tiempo.” For more information, visit Anaheim.net/wings or call 714-765-4311Senior Care heroes soughtNominations for the 2017 Senior Care Hero Awards are open now. Anaheim-based SeniorServ is staging the awards program, which coincide this year with the organization’s 50th anniversary.Nominations for the People’s Choice Awards are being sought through August. The community is invited to the black tie awards program at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Oct. 21. For more information, and to nominate a Senior Care Hero, contact Barbara Kimler at firstname.lastname@example.orgAuthor and art at the MuzeoThe Muzeo has a couple more events planned for August.Its next Open Book session will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 17. Author Joe De Ladurantey will discuss his latest book “Cowards, Crooks and Warriors.” This story is about a family man and patrol officer who finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery. The program includes readings, open discussion and a book signing. RSVP to email@example.comOn Aug. 19, the Muzeo will host a unique art experience. From 2 to 5 p.m. with The Curious Clay Society will offer an opportunity to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel and decorate the creative art piece with a variety of tools and stencils. Class and materials are offered at $25 a person and is recommended for those 4 and older. Space is limited. For tickets, visit muzeo.org or call 714-956-8936.Outdoor movie screeningsDisneyland is celebrating summer in Anaheim with free movie nights at local parks. Three more movie nights are scheduled, each starting at 7:45 p.m.:Aug. 11: “Moana” at Eucalyptus Park, 100 N. Quintana DriveAug. 18: “Frozen” at Twila Reid Park, 3100 W. Orange Ave.Health screenings available Aug. 20The Anaheim Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd., is offering a Community Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20. Free to the public will be screenings for dental, vision and cholesterol and blood testing. For more information call 714-999-0888 or visit anaheimmarketplace.com.If you have an event to share, contact Andrea Manes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-815-3885. (OCRegister)
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