My Push to Reform Chicago’s Recycling Program
The city’s recycling program has failed its residents, as the recent BGA’s report released earlier this year outlined for us.
On Thursday, I stood alongside the Illinois Environmental Council, the Chicago Recycling Coalition, and Illinois PIRG to identify measures we can take to improve our recycling program and the sustainability of our city.
These measures include a permanent auditing system, a detailed breakdown of cost-per-ton to recycle for each of the providers, improved educational outreach, and financial incentives to encourage residents to divert recyclables from our landfills.
Our residents are currently paying fees on their water bills and through their taxes for a system that has failed them. We must change that.