After many years or anticipation, the blue recycling carts are being distributed to 49th Ward residents this week and recycling pick-ups should begin the week of March 11th!
Now that we have a viable option for residential recycling in the 49th Ward, my goal is to encourage all 49th Ward residents to recycle and keep as much out of landfills as possible. I need your help.
Become a “Recycling Block Captain.” As a Recycling Block Captain, you will be the linchpin for getting as many people on your block as possible to recycle.
Join the 49th Ward Green Corps and me for a Recycling Block Captain meeting TOMMORROW (Saturday, March 2nd), 10:00 a.m., at the Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark (at Farwell), 2nd floor.
At this meeting, we will discuss what is expected of a block captain, how you can educate your neighbors about recycling, and your suggestions for engaging as many of our neighbors as possible. We’ll provide educational materials you can distribute.
So far, over 50 people have volunteered to coordinate recycling efforts on their block! This is a great start, but we have far more than 50 blocks in the 49th Ward, so please encourage your friends and neighbors to become block captains as well!
If you can’t make the meeting tomorrow morning, but would like to become a Recycling Block Captain, reply to this email or call my office at 773-338-5796. Ask for Ann.
Streets and Sanitation personnel this week are delivering the new carts in front of each residence so they can be sure the carts are going to the correct address. Store your blue cart along with your existing black cart.
When recycling pick-up begins–starting the week March 11–make sure your blue cart is accessible to Streets and Sanitation workers in your alley. If you do not have alley access, place your blue cart alongside your black cart at the curb in front of your home on the day your trash is picked up.
Homes with curbside pickup will have their recycling collected on the same day as their trash. Homes with alley pick-up will have a consistent recycling pick-up day, though it may not be the same day as trash collection.
(Buildings larger than four units have private waste haulers and are required to provide their own recycling option).
Thanks for your help in making the 49th Ward the greenest ward in the City!