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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where can I throw this idea?

The city’s public works department will be testing a new anti-litter program in Echo Park that urges trash-spewing residents to “Love our Lake….Don’t Litter.” While the department is paying for colorful street banners, signs and stickers featuring Echo Park Lake’s lotus blossoms, there is no budget for additional trash cans, said a department representative speaking at a recent neighborhood meeting. Public trash cans are scarce, with the city saying it has no funds available to keep them emptied.

So, if the “Love Our Lake – Don’t Litter” campaign is successful, what are people supposed to do with taco wrappers, soda cans or yellowed LA Weeklys? The representative’s answer: “carry them.”



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