Magazine Article | June 29, 2010

Feature Article: GIS Cleans Up LA's Routing Operations

By Sarah Howland, Integrated Solutions magazine

If you're asked to picture the city of Los Angeles, what image do you see? You may envision the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, imagine all of the stars and attractive people walking the streets, or visualize the beautiful sunshine and palm trees intrinsic to the area. An image that probably doesn't enter your mind's eye is the 1.5 million tons of trash the 3,849,378 inhabitants of LA produce each year. Yes, that's right — 1.5 million tons. Why isn't this staggering amount of trash the first thing you think of? You can thank the city's Bureau of Sanitation, which exists to keep the city clean.

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