We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up?

When it comes to bureaucratic bungling by school districts, utility companies and City Hall, Los Angeles has always been an Olympic contender.

I can’t complain, given all the columns I’ve gotten out of the computerized payroll screw-ups and student-tracking debacles at L.A. Unified, along with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s customer billing fiasco, among many other disasters.

And now it’s City Hall that’s delivering a gold-medal performance with a recycling program.

Commercial customers have been hit with bills two, three, four and even five times what they had paid before the new and improved system kicked in, even though service for some has been ridiculously bad.

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