CHICAGO — Blue carts will soon pop up in 10 more neighborhoods as part of the city's plan to expand recycling across Chicago in 2013.
The move — which will give 61,000 more households recycling — is the second phase of the citywide expansion, which has already brought the program to more North Side and South Side neighborhoods earlier this year.
The bi-weekly pickups begin either the week of June 24 or July 1, depending on the area. Bins will be delivered June 11.
Residents with alley service should put their blue cart out during the entire week of pickup. Those with curbside service should put theirs out during their regular garbage day during pickup week.
On the Northwest Side, pickup begins July 1 for Montclare, eastern portions of Austin and northwest portions of Belmont Cragin.
On the West Side, Little Village pickup begins July 1 and Brighton Park pickup begins June 24.
On the South Side, South Chicago and the southeast portion of Calumet Heights will begin pickup June 24. Pickup in South Deering, East Side and Hegewisch begins July 1.
Detailed recycling pickup schedules by block can be found here.
About 390,000 single-family homes and two-, three-, and four-flat buildings already have recycling across the city after the first phase of implementation, according to a statement.
"Providing all Chicagoans with easy access to recycling services is key to making Chicago a smarter, greener, more environmentally friendly city," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement.