10 May '11, 1pm

How to Recycle in a City Without a Program

Chicago resident Rachel Dooley, here in the alley behind her home, doesn't have access to the city's limited curbside recycling. She and a group of at least 15 neighbors are planning to hire a private recycler. Photo: Rachel Dooley For many eco-conscious Chicago residents, the city’s current recycling program looks something like this: Sort recycling. Load car with recycling. Drive to recycling drop off. That’s assuming, of course, you have a car, the drop-off bins aren’t already full to overflowing, and you’re willing to put in the time. Indeed, in the eyes of most Chicagoans, local recycling is a joke made especially cruel by Mayor Daley’s campaign to cultivate the city’s environmentally progressive image. READ: Why People Don’t Recycle Of the 600,000 households with municipal garbage service, only a third have access to curbside recycling, so that less than 10 percent o...

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