Gallery: Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycli...


It’s hard to believe, but less than half of Chicago‘s residents currently have access to the city’s recycling service. A program initiated in 2008 gave blue carts to a third of city residents for weekly roadside collection, while others have the option to bring their recyclables to overloaded collection sites. Thankfully, after only a few months in office, new Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, has plans to vet private service companies against city employees in a trial program that will expand a home recyclables collection service without breaking the budget.

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1 Comment

  1. Gompka July 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Its about time, i like this idea much better than the ill-fated blue bag program.

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