Chicago's Blue Cart recycling program expanded this month to include parts of the North Side including Lincoln park, lower Roscoe Village, Bucktown, and some parts of Humbold Park and Logan Square.
Service to these areas began July 6th and community meetings were held to educate residents about the expansion. For more information from the city CLICK HERE.
Remember the blue cart program is a "single stream" recycling option. Which means you can dump any of the approved items into the bin. They'll be sorted out later. THIS LINK has more information about specific items accepted by the city.
I'm glad to see such a large area getting service, but I'm disappointed that more of the western and southern neighborhoods were not included in the expansion. My new neighborhood in the west loop neither has the blue cart program nor a close recycling bin. The result is a HUGE backup in my kitchen.
What about you? Does your neighborhood have service?
Alicia on The Mike Nowak Show
Chicago horticulture expert Mike Nowak invited me on his radio show to discuss Earth Hour. LISTEN HERE. I'm about 3/4 of the way into the recording.