Neighborhood Council Asks for Garbage Container Extension

The Studio City Neighborhood Council votes unanimously to ask Krekorian’s office to extend times that garbage cans can be left out.

The unanimously voted to ask that garbage can containers can be left curbside before they have to be taken off the streets.

It’s against city rules to keep your trash containers out by the curb earlier than 6 p.m. the night before the trash collection day and longer than 8 p.m. the day of collection.

The , led by SCNC secretary Rita Villa, suggested that Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian update the 1963 Garbage Container Placement and Timing for Placement Ordinance.

“We request that the time for the placement be expanded to be more in line with the current lifestyles,” the suggestion reads. “We request that the hours for placement of the containers be from 9 a.m. the day before collection and the hours for removal of the containers be extended to 11 p.m. the day of collection.

SCNC board member Ben Di Benedetto said, “I live on a narrow street and if there are trash cans out on both sides of the street then fire trucks can’t go down them.”

A member of the public, Barry Johnson, said, “I do not want to see garbage cans on the streets any more than necessary, but we do need a little more lee-way before the city starts issuing us tickets. 

The reasoning included that “many households are now comprised of two working adults away from the home for their eight-hour working day plus their commute time which can be an average of an hour on each end of that day. The current ordinance is too restrictive. Expanding the hours of placement will enable the ordinance to be enforceable.”

The SCNC passed the idea unanimously and it was sent on to Krekorian’s office.



lee dubrow June 04, 2012 at 01:53 PM
My gardners come Tuesday morning, as well as my 3 neighbors. They put the cans out that morning(pik up is on Wednesday). We are on cul de ac so if these trucks can get by so can the fire trucks and other vehicloes. More vehicles are parked down here which are much more cumbersum than the cans!!!!
Teresa DeCrescenzo June 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
The request is reasonable, but what about the reality(ies) and the enforcement? I tell my Social Policy students that California has a "theoretical" death penalty. No one is executed, so why have a death penalty if it isn't going to be carried out? (for the record, I am unequivocally opposed to the death penalty). My neighborhood is dotted with the cans seven days a week. Some are the neighbors who use their garage as a storage bin, so they leave their cans permanently on display. Others are people who presumably find it more convenient to put the cans out Sunday rather than Tuesday as required by the Ordinance. The gardeners often put the green cans out whatever day they come, irrespective of the Ordinance - don't get me started on the gas-powered leaf blowers, another practice that violates some Ordinance or another. And so on... This request for a change of rules is symbolic but meaningless. No one enforces the existing Ordinances, and residents comply as they choose or not, and there are no consequences. Ergo, what is the point?
Skraeling June 04, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Great, another move to make blight acceptable in Studio City. Nice move...Paul, just say no..
T. Barrolo June 04, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Has anybody ever heard of anyone getting a summons for this? On our block, at least half the residents and gardeners have their bins out by end of day Monday for a Wednesday pickup, and in my 15 years here, I'm not aware of anyone ever being ticketed for it.


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