Stump the Recycling Expert!

The city’s Blue Cart recycling program may finally be mainstream, but many people still have questions about what can go in them. We all want to recycle as much as possible, but putting non-recyclable items in your blue cart can be worse than not recycling at all.

Marjorie Isaacson, the East Village Association’s recycling expert, will be on hand for a round of "Stump the Recycling Expert!" at the May meeting. This is your opportunity to ask questions or better yet, bring in items that you wonder whether are recyclable or not.

EVA meets Monday, May 4, in the Happy Village Tavern, 1059 N. Wolcott.


  1. When are other Chicago wards expected to be participating in this "new" recycling program?
    A concerned 40th ward resident.
    Thank you.

  2. This sounds very exciting! I may actually come to the meeting to participate.

  3. Concerned 40th Ward resident - Blue Carts are being rolled out to buildings of 1-4 units over the next few years, although the City's economy is slowing this process down. They are also adding carts more by geography, instead of wards - this is vastly more efficient than following the gerrymandered ward lines. Like everything in Chicago - if you want recycling start lobbying for it (call and write your alderman, dept of Evnviornment, leave a message for the Mayor at 311...)


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