Recycling in Chicago: a Push for Blue Carts and Paper Drive

The Chicago Recycling Coalition is asking Chicago residents to show up at Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall on Monday, June 7, 2010 to support Alderman Tom Allen’s push for expansion of the blue carts for all Chicagoans. Also, the City of Chicago is conducting a neighborhood paper drive at 24 locations throughout Chicago where residents can drop off paper that you would normally throw away. But as a gardener you don’t have any waste paper, because you’re composting it, right?  Map below of the 24 locations. 

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  • I hope there's a good turnout and the program gets expanded. It must be more complex in the city than in the 'burbs, but it's hard for me to understand exactly why it's taking so long to get city-wide recycling implimented. We've been recycling in the south 'burbs for at least fifteen years.

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    Money, that's what it comes down to. They don't have enough money to expand the program. If I was in charge of it I'd let some corporation slap their logo on them if it meant the cost of the carts was lowered.

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