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The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation says it has cleared a backlog of outstanding requests to clean up illegal dumping, according to The Los Angeles Times.

In August, the newspaper found that requests to remove trash in south, central, and northeast LA, including Boyle Heights, were either ignored or the clean up was not documented. But complaints in 99 percent of other parts of Los Angeles were addressed properly.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered sanitation officials to clear the backlog.

Sanitation officials say the disparity in fulfilling trash pickup requests were because tracking software incorrectly kept track of service calls that were made and because the trash dumps were too large to respond to, the Times reports.

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Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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