Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said it’s vital for the county to find a way to restore funding for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, lest unused electronics hasten the end of two already overburdened landfills.
White Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Time to start cleaning out your basement of difficult-to-dispose-of junk.
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.
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
Coming Monday, the city will begin the final phase of collecting garbage on a more efficient grid-based system, rather than ward-by-ward.
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.
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.
A man’s body was found “crushed” inside a recycling bin at a facility in the Far South Side Pullman neighborhood.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the environment in Illinois.
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.
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.
At Air Cycle Corporation in Lisle, they live by the phrase, “Saving our planet one bulb at a time.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to expand recycling citywide — and to keep competition going between public and private collectors.
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.
The state of Illinois’ new electronic recycling law appears to be taking a mega-bite out of landfills just in its first two months.
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.
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.
If your Christmas tree has more pine needles on the floor than on its branches, it may be time to recycle it.