City of Chicago Boosts Residential Recycling; Nearly 100,000 Tons in 2014

Primary tabs

City of Chicago Boosts Residential Recycling; Nearly 100,000 Tons in 2014

tweet me:
.@kabtweet, Keep Chicago Beautiful and @CocaCola partner to increase residential recycling recovery. Read: http://3bl.me/q24qt3
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:15pm

The City of Chicago’s successful transition to a residential curbside cart recycling program saves the city $15 million in annual operations and landfill costs. A partnership among Coca-Cola, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Chicago Beautiful helped the City establish city-wide recycling for low-density residences with a donation of 35,000 curbside recycling carts in 2013 and 2014. With 600,000 residential curbside recycling carts in place city-wide, recycling collection has increased 700 percent since 2007 to nearly 100,000 tons in 2014.

Continue reading "Rallying Recycling in the Second City" in Resource Recycling.

Contact

Brenda Pulley
+1 (202) 688-0603
Keep America Beautiful
http://twitter.com/kabtweet
http://www.facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful
https://twitter.com/recyclesday
http://www.facebook.com/americarecyclesday
Alec Cooley
+1 (843) 278-7686
Keep America Beautiful
Keywords: Environment | City of Chicago | Coca-Cola | Events, Media & Communications | Keep America Beautiful | Keep Chicago Beautiful | Mayor Rahm Emanuel | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Recycling | Residential Blue Cart Recycling Program | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

parse.ly