LINCOLN SQUARE — Congrats North Siders, you recycle 18 percent of your trash, nearly twice as much as the city's average.
Before you pat yourself on the collective back, that's still 40 percent below the amount of waste Seattle residents keep out of landfills.
The map above is based on figures available through the City of Chicago's data portal; 2014 is the first full year the blue cart recycling program was available across the entire city, covering 600,000 households — single-family homes and multi-unit buildings of four stories or fewer.
Under the program, managed by the Department of Streets and Sanitation, the city is divided into six zones. Four of those zones are serviced by private haulers and two by Streets & San, the result of a competitive bid process that saved the city $12 million in annual collection costs, according to Chris Sauve, director of recycling for the city Department of Streets & Sanitation.
Zones One, Three and Six are serviced by Waste Management. Zones Two and Four are serviced by Streets & San. Zone Five is serviced by Lakeshore Recycling Systems.
Zone boundaries (for detailed street map, click here):
Zone One: Chicago's northern border south to Diversey Boulevard, city's western border east to the Chicago River.
Zone Two: Chicago's northern border south to Harrison Street, the Chicago River on the west, east to the lakefront.
Zone Three: Diversey south to Harrison, the city's western border to the Chicago River.
Zone Four: Harrison south to 87th Street, the city's western border to Western Avenue.
Zone Five: Harrison south to 83rd through 87th Street (boundary changes), Western Avenue to Lake Michigan.
Zone Six: 83rd through 87th Street on the north to the city's southern, western and eastern borders.
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