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.


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)

New Grid-Based Garbage Pickup System Rolls Out In 7 Wards

Some North Side residents might have a new garbage day starting Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

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