Garbage Collection

City Hall

Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection Audit

The feud between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the aggressive inspector general he inherited escalated Monday with a new claim from Joe Ferguson: that City Hall stonewalled his attempt to audit Emanuel’s grid-based garbage collection system and verify the mayor’s $18 million-a-year savings claim.

07/09/2013

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Switch To Grid-Based Trash Collection Nearly Complete, But At Lower Savings

Coming Monday, the city will begin the final phase of collecting garbage on a more efficient grid-based system, rather than ward-by-ward.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Rolling Out New Garbage Collection Schedule

Residents will soon start seeing changes in the garbage collection schedule–all in an attempt to save taxpayers millions of dollars.

05/10/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Budget Plan Calls For Major Change In Trash Pickup

As part of his budget plan for next year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to change the way garbage is collected in Chicago. Next summer, the mayor plans to switch from a ward-by-ward collection system to a grid-based system.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to get the answers.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

City Hall

Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station Closures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to raise several fines and fees imposed by the city of Chicago, while avoiding any tax hikes to balance a $600 million budget shortfall for next year. The mayor also reportedly plans to call for closing three police district stations and merge five police detective areas into three areas.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Rats

City Plans To Cut Back On Rodent Control

If you see a rat scurrying through your backyard, you might have no choice but to deal with it.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011