More Cities Are Ditching Recycling ProgramsIn some places, certain plastics that used to be recyclable are now considered trash; in others, all formerly recyclable products are ending up in landfills.
Lake County To Shut Down Electronics Recycling ProgramLake 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.
Recycling Advocates: More People Looking For Alternatives To LandfillsIt 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.
County Commisioner Calls For Ordinance Banning New LandfillsCook County Commissioner John Fritchey and local environmentalists are calling for approval of an ordinance banning new or expanded landfills in unincorporated Cook, even though existing law already does that, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Lake County Hoping To Boost Recycling Level To 60 PercentLake County commissioners are using an upside down garbage can as their symbol of a new effort to start recycling 60 percent -- instead of 40 percent -- of everything left at the curb in the northern suburbs.
Alderman Seeks To Lift Landfill Moratorium Because Of One OperationA South Side alderman says he is working to protect residents despite how it looks as he tries to lift Chicago’s moratorium on landfills.
Don't Just Toss Your Old Electronics After Opening Christmas GiftsIf you got a new TV, computer or laptop for Christmas, a new ban that takes effect next week in Illinois could affect you. CBS 2's Susan Carlson explains that the new rules impact what you can put out in the garbage.