Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo by John Schreiber.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that Los Angeles is ahead of schedule and will soon be halfway to his goal of placing 5,000 new trash bins along city streets by 2019.

“L.A. is a city of beautiful and historic neighborhoods, and we owe it to Angelenos to make sure they stay as clean as possible,” Garcetti said.

“When I took office, I said we would get back to basics by focusing on critical services like keeping our communities clean. We’re making good on that promise by delivering thousands of new trash bins ahead of schedule.”

Garcetti made the announcement alongside Bureau of Sanitation workers and other city employees at the Bureau of Sanitation’s South District Yard. He said the city has already added more than 1,250 new trash bins to streets since he announced the goal in April 2015, and another 1,250 will be deployed in the next month.

The bins are specifically designed for fast, easy pick-up, Garcetti’s office said.

“Through Clean Streets Los Angeles, L.A. Sanitation continues to work with the mayor to improve the livability and cleanliness in the city of Los Angeles,” said L.A. Sanitation Director and General Manager Enrique C. Zaldivar.  “The deployment of these automated loaded bins throughout the city has proven to be one of the key components of the initiative.”

—City News Service

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