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Waste Management Ousted From Chicago’s Recycling Program

Waste Management lost the city’s Blue Cart contract after a BGA investigation revealed how the company charged the city twice for processing materials in recycling bins.

Citywide

Chicago’s ‘Never Gotten It Right’ With Recycling, Lightfoot Says

Less than 9 percent of Chicago's waste is recycled, while the national average is 35 percent.

Citywide

Chicago Failing To Enforce Recycling Rules In Big Buildings, Businesses — And Has Abysmal Results To Show For It, Watchdog Says

The city “makes no attempt" to identify big building owners who don't offer recycling, even though more than 40 percent of Chicagoans live in high-density buildings, the inspector general said.

Citywide

Chicago Aldermen Call For Hearings Into Failing City Recycling Programs

Citing an investigation by the BGA that revealed systemic failures in Chicago’s Blue Cart recycling program, aldermen demand public examination aimed at improving the city’s worst-in-the-nation programs.

Downtown

How Many Of Chicago’s 77,000 Big Buildings Recycle? Nobody Knows.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to take recycling to Chicago's high rises and commercial buildings has fallen short because of lax enforcement and a series of bureaucratic snafus.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park