If you own a business or property in the city of Los Angeles, or even if you just live or work in the city, you’ve probably seen increases in costs for trash collection, declining service from your provider — or both. This comes after the City of L.A. promised that the reform of its RecycLA program would not cause these problems.

The city has not made good on its promise. That’s why the rental housing industry needs to help. Fixing the problem is necessary to keep rents stable and businesses solvent. The California Apartment Association is working with a new coalition, FixRecycLA, which is pushing the city to find a solution that works for everyone.

If you’re interested in joining the coalition, start by following the group on Twitter. Also, urge your colleagues, friends, and residents to submit their own LA Trash Nightmares. It is vital that the city knows how bad this is for small business owners, tenants, and landlords.

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