Chicago Not Enforcing Recycling Requirements For Businesses, Or Large Apartment And Condo Buildings, Watchdog Report FindsChicago has struggled for years to increase a miserable recycling rate, but a new report shows to make matters worse, city officials aren’t doing enough to enforce existing rules for large apartment and condo buildings or businesses.
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.
U.S. Seeks Ways To Recycle Lithium Batteries In Cars, PhonesOfficials say it's an attempt to catch up with China and other countries that manufacture and recycle the vast majority of lithium-ion batteries, including those shipped back from the U.S.
Chicago Announces 30th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling LocationsThe program will run from Saturday, Jan. 5 through Saturday, Jan. 19 at 25 locations across the city.
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
Saturday Recycling Event In St. Charles Last Of The YearKane County held its last big recycling event of the year Saturday, collecting old books, electronics, paint and paper.
Aldermen Raise Concerns About Chicago's Recycling Program At City Council Budget HearingAlderman seem to give Chicago’s Streets and Sanitation Commissioner high marks, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have some complaints at a long budget hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
Tips On Limiting Environmental Waste This Holiday SeasonBetween Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans throw out 25 percent more trash, according to the US EPA.
Suburban Group Educates People On Recycling Cooking OilSCARCE in Glen Ellyn launched the "cooking oil rescue project" and promotes the recycling of cooking oil into things like bio-diesel fuel.
Chicago Cracks Down On Blue-Bin Recycling MistakesIf you've gotten a sticker on your recyclables container, this is bad. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
With Earth Day Approaching, Will County Residents Urged To Bring In Waste For 'Recyclepalooza'Earth Day is a few weeks away (April 22nd) and so Will County is launching "Recyclepalooza."
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.
Sanitation Crews Putting Orange Reminder Stickers On Recycling Carts With Wrong MaterialWhite Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Activists To Celebrate America Recycles Day This WeekendTime to start cleaning out your basement of difficult-to-dispose-of junk.
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.