The Los Angeles City Council is expected to take up a measure that could change the way commercial and multifamily garbage is collected in the city.
The proposal would split the city into franchise zones, possibly 11 in total, and have each area bid out for service for a single hauler. Currently approximately 140 haulers service areas all over the city. The City Council could ask the Sanitation Department to outline the rules, including finding methods to enable small haulers to be involved through either a small enterprise zone or allowing subcontracting.
The proposal could also put restrictions so one hauler couldn't dominate the marketplace, including a possible cap on the number of franchise zones a single company could hold.