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Chicago Recycling

Greenspiration: The Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Textile Recycling Fun

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Textile recycling is the right thing to do -- for the sake of our own closets and for the wider world -- so how can we make it less of a chore, and more fun, for everyone?

Emanuel: Citywide Recycling By 2013, Thanks To Competitive Bidding

Posted 04.07.2012 | Chicago

Shortly after taking office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to revamp Chicago's recycling system after more than a decade of failed attempts. Last su...

FINALLY: Will Emanuel Plan Bring Curbside Recycling To All Chicagoans?

Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

For years, Chicago has struggled to put a reasonable recycling program in place. First, there was the failed blue bag system, which was finally scrapp...

Daley Scrambling To Privatize Recycling Before His Term Is Up

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

One of the broad themes of the Daley administration has been a belief in private industry to handle typically government-run services. Selling control...

Eco-Friendly Ways To Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree, Unwanted Electronics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you enjoy the fresh smell and environmental benefits of a real tree on Christmas, you might be looking for the best way to dispose of the holiday p...

More Ridiculous Proposals From City Council On Recycling

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week a couple of Chicago aldermen proposed fining suburbanites caught trying to recycle in the city. Aldermen Lona Lane and Virginia Rugai, of...

Chicago's Recycling Problem: Thousands Of Bins, No Solid Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you live in Chicago, chances are you have been irritated by the city's lack of a decent recycling program. Some folks sneak across the street (int...

Chicago Recycling: Aldermen Take No Action On Expanding Blue Cart Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's stalled recycling program was the subject of much hand-wringing and no action at a City Council committee meeting Monday. Ald. Tom Allen pu...

Toothless Tigers and Missing Blue Carts: A Report From the Chicago City Council

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

Under its new measure, the City Council would appoint its own inspector general. Who can blame the public for rightly asking how can you trust the fox to guard the hen house?

Daley Gives Old Recycling Center Contracts To Politically Connected Ex Blue Baggers

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Mayor Richard M. Daley has changed tactics on residential recycling in an effort to build public participation in the program, that has not stop...

As Daley Drags Feet On Convenient Recycling Measures, Chicago Waste Keeps Piling UP

Chicago Reader | Posted by Lucio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few days ago the Illinois EPA released its latest Annual Landfill Capacity Report. Now that you've recovered from the excitement of this news, I'...

Chicago Ignoring $40 Million In Guaranteed Revenues From Recycling Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Aurora-based contractor is offering the City of Chicago $40 million in guaranteed revenue over ten years. So far, the city's not biting. Free Gree...

City Cutting Recycling Pickup To Once Every Three Weeks

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's citywide switch to curbside recycling would hit the brakes in some neighborhoods, while pickups would be less frequent in others, under cuts...

City Test-Driving Recycling Bins With Advertising

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago already has more than 2,000 bus shelters and sidewalk billboards that carry advertising and generate sorely needed revenue. How about ad-bear...