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.