Better Government Association: Recycling in Chicago

Number 28318
Subject Waste Disposal
Source Better Government Association
Year 2018
Publication Date October 10, 2018
Summary Chicago, long notorious for mismanaging its recycling programs, allows a private city recycling hauler to divert tons of residential plastics and paper into landfills the company owns. The situation creates an unfair system that treats residents differently depending solely on where they live, costing taxpayers twice to handle the same materials and making Chicago the worst city in the nation in terms of its recycling rate.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords Better Government Association, Chicago, recycling, trash, landfills, plastics, paper, taxpayers
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