August 14, 2008

City Trucks at 6:40AM: Apparently OK in LA

City Collection at 6:40am
APPARENTLY THE CITY OF Los Angeles noise rules, where most "excessive, unnecessary, and/or annoying noise" is banned before 7:00am in residential areas, does not apply to the City's own trash and recycling trucks.

The big trucks can roll a whole hour earlier, starting at 6:00am; hence the 6:40am yard-waste truck invasion this morning in Atwater Village.

Does the extra hour really make a difference in collection routes? And if this is a neighborhood's the only regular, excessive and/or annoying noise, does it make sense to exempt it from the noise rules?

3 comments:

Andrew said...

I'm okay with the trucks because I think the congestion they'd cause on side streets during rush hour would be maddening, however I'd like to petition the city for an ordinance that prohibits my girlfriend from waking me up before 10am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Emily said...

My boyfriend will sign that petition too.

Anne-arky said...

The garbage-trucks-at-the-crack-of-dawn thing happens in Glendale, too. They came through our alley Monday morning at approximately 6:45 AM. Somehow, though, my boyfriend always manages to sleep through it. grrr...