Chicago blue cart recycling reaches last 72,000 households

October 21, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Once they've delivered carts to the final 72,000 households in the program, more than 600,000 Chicago households will be participating in the city's recycling program.

"With the final phase of the blue cart recycling expansion, Chicago is no longer the tale of two cities when it comes to recycling," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Recycling is now a reality for every neighborhood in every community, and we have made Chicago a greener, more environmentally friendly city."

Twice a week, the blue carts are collected at residences in single family homes and buildings with fewer than four units.

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