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South Shore »

By essentially re-introducing recycling to target households, the city hopes to double participation.

Lincoln Square »

The city is considering a number of ways to boost recycling participation. Which do you think is best?

Albany Park »

Ald. Deb Mell shared a summary of the ward's 311 requests for December; graffiti topped the list.

Lincoln Square »

Hefty fines went into effect on Jan. 1 for buildings that don't offer recycling.

Lincoln Square »

When it comes to gift wrap — paper, ribbons and bows — the green solution is to reuse.

North Park »

Lots of leaves got left behind when street-sweeping ended for the season, neighbors said.

Lincoln Square »

Boxes are recyclable, bubble wrap isn't — but Pinterest has reuse ideas.

Lincoln Square »

Streets & San is piloting the use of a "blue cart buddy" bag to boost recycling participation.

Lincoln Square »

Some areas of the city recycle nearly 20 percent of their waste, but don't get too excited.

Irving Park »

Chicago's diversion rate is a fraction of other cities'. How can Streets & San increase involvement?

Downtown »

Opt-in program aims to keep leaves out of garbage landfills.

Downtown »

City officials hope a new website will help Chicagoans properly sort their garbage.

Downtown »

City garbage trucks are not bringing yard waste to landfills, a city official said Thursday.

Near West Side »

After concerns were raised about the park's condition, Near West Side groups rallied to help.

Downtown »

Street-sweeping season begins Tuesday, according to the Department of Streets and Sanitation.