Gallery: Chicago Finally Gets Citywide Curbside Recycling Program, Due ...


Residents of Chicago are set to finally have citywide curbside recycling, more than fifteen years after the City implemented its first recycling program. Rahm Emanuel announced that the program will go into effect by the summer of 2013, bringing an end the disorganized and counterproductive attempts under Chicago’s previous Mayor, Richard M. Daley, which left 359,000 without their access to curbside recycling programs. As the project expands next year, more than half the City’s residents will no long find themselves tossing recyclables in the trash, or sneakily placing their recycling in the bins of others.

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