Switch To Grid-Based Trash Collection Saved City $30 MillionAfter the city switched from ward-based garbage collection to a grid system in 2012, the Department of Streets and Sanitation kept looking for more potential inefficiencies.
Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection AuditThe 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.
Switch To Grid-Based Trash Collection Nearly Complete, But At Lower SavingsComing Monday, the city will begin the final phase of collecting garbage on a more efficient grid-based system, rather than ward-by-ward.
Chicago Rolling Out New Garbage Collection ScheduleResidents will soon start seeing changes in the garbage collection schedule--all in an attempt to save taxpayers millions of dollars.
Budget Plan Calls For Major Change In Trash PickupAs 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.
Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station ClosuresMayor 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.
City Plans To Cut Back On Rodent ControlIf you see a rat scurrying through your backyard, you might have no choice but to deal with it.