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From now on, Illinoisans must recycle their computers -- not throw them in the trash. (CBS)

Recycling Advocates: More People Looking For Alternatives To Landfills

It appears a lot of people are just itching to clean out their homes and get rid of items they no longer want, and are recycling instead of having garbage pile up in landfills.

06/27/2014

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E-Waste Recycling Locations

Today is Earth Day, and to help our city become a little greener, Abt Electronics has teamed up with the City of Chicago and Chicago’s Green Office Challenge to help residents and local business recycle their e-waste

04/22/2013

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

Recycling

Emanuel To Expand Recycling Program To Entire City

The Emanuel Administration is announcing the first major expansion of Chicago’s Blue Cart Recycling Program. He kicked off the first phase on the North Side.

02/20/2013

Recycling

Girl Scouts Urge Mayor To Bring Blue Cart Recycling To Their Neighborhoods

About 70 Girl Scouts from the Portage Park and Jefferson Park neighborhoods turned a photo session with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday into an opportunity to make their case for more neighborhood recycling.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Officials: Body Found ‘Crushed’ In Pullman Recycling Bin

A man’s body was found “crushed” inside a recycling bin at a facility in the Far South Side Pullman neighborhood.

11/05/2012

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bag Recycling Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs, calling it a “roadblock” for local communities to make their own choices.

08/26/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Signs 3 New Laws To Protect Illinois’ Environment

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the environment in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

A city plow clears a residential street. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Absenteeism Down In Streets And Sanitation Department

The Emanuel administration is expected to release a report later Wednesday, showing that absenteeism among employees in the Department of Streets and Sanitation is down.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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Earth Day With The Kids

The last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.

04/18/2012

Air Cycle

Machine ‘Eats’ Fluorescent Bulbs At Air Cycle Corporation

At Air Cycle Corporation in Lisle, they live by the phrase, “Saving our planet one bulb at a time.”

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Recycling Program Will Go Citywide Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to expand recycling citywide — and to keep competition going between public and private collectors.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Alderman Joe Moore

Ald. Moore: Expand Recycling Citywide Now

Back in 2008, the City of Chicago began its Blue Cart recycling program, but today more than half of its residents still don’t have it.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

From now on, Illinoisans must recycle their computers -- not throw them in the trash. (CBS)

Electronics Recyclers Collecting A Lot More Under New Law

The state of Illinois’ new electronic recycling law appears to be taking a mega-bite out of landfills just in its first two months.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Bundles of Christmas tree lights strands, like this one, were stolen Monday in Flossmoor. (CBS)

Christmas Tree Recycling Effort Marred By Theft Of Light Strands

Organizers had hoped to use the proceeds from the recycling to help finance next year’s Christmas tree drive. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/16/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Competitive Bidding For Recycling Has Saved City $1 Million

The City of Chicago has cut its recycling costs by $1 million in the three months since the managed competition program began, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

A Man And Boy Shop For A Christmas Tree. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Chicago Urges Residents To Recycle Trees

If your Christmas tree has more pine needles on the floor than on its branches, it may be time to recycle it.

12/30/2011

The Keurig coffee maker brews single cups of hot coffee in just seconds, but environmentalists are concerned that the individual K-Cups that hold the coffee grounds are not recyclable. (Credit: CBS)

Coffee Conundrum: Instant Java, But At What Cost?

It’s this year’s must have kitchen gadget. The Keurig coffee machine promises a single cup of piping hot coffee in just seconds and sales have doubled every year for the last three. But the coffee maker is leaving a bitter taste in some mouths.

CBS 2–10/20/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

New Law To Step Up Electronics Recycling In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that he hopes will increase the volume of electronics that are recycled rather than thrown away.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Recycling

Emanuel Plans Changes To Expand Recycling

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning changes that he hopes will extend the practice of recycling throughout the city.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

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