I have worked for many years with the Chicago Recycling Coalition and other environmental organizations to urge the City of Chicago to provide households with responsible, effective recycling. This means eliminating the failed “blue bag” program and replacing it with clean, source-separated recycling.
We are on our way to accomplishing that goal! This spring the city began to implement a new “blue cart” program, where recycling, yard trimmings, and waste are all collected by separate trucks. I have pledged to keep up the pressure on City Hall to make sure that this program is expanded citywide as quickly as possible.
Until that happens, we urge you to take your recycling to the new Rogers Park drop-off recycling center at 6441 N. Ravenswood. We have been assured by the Chicago Recycling Coalition that the materials collected there are truly recycled. We have also learned that our local drop-off site already collects the most materials of any of the city’s 15 new centers! Let’s continue to show City Hall how much we care about conserving resources and helping the planet!
Below is a flyer you can download and print in order to share this information with your neighbors or to simply keep the list of recyclable materials close at hand.
Please visit the ENVIRONMENT page of my website for more information on recycling, I-GO car sharing and more!