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Hey Chicago! It’s time to start recycling.

Mark Lestina
July 1, 2016

The time has finally come upon us….and it only took 20 years! Thank you Mr. Emanuel for saying that you’ll start to enforce the Chicago recycling ordinance. If you want the full text, you can find it here. Chicago Recycling […]

Waste Management Resource

Mark Lestina
June 7, 2016

June 2016 – Waste Management Resource

Waste Resource Management – MAY 2016

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

Everything you need to know to reduce waste and increase recycling.  Waste Resource Management

Dwelling Unit Self-Certification in Chicago

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

For everyone living in Chicago, you are probably aware that the City has implemented a new fee for trash service.  If you live in a building that has 4 units or less, you are now required to pay $9.50/month for […]

Waste Management Resources – March 2016

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

Top stories in this newsletter Zero Precent turns to crowdfunding to prevent food waste Distributing food to the need is often more problematic than supplying it in Chicago. Good food goes to waste at downtown restaurants because nonprofits, many of […]

Waste contracts Fine Print and Invoice Microscope

Mark Lestina
May 4, 2016

For such a simple commodity, the waste industry can be very confusing at times. Between contract language, invoices, and fluctuating prices, it isn’t always clear exactly what your service level is or what you’re even being charged for. After reading […]

Wastemaster Truth Serum – How Garbage Companies Keep You in the Dark on Pricing

Mark Lestina
April 26, 2016

How would you feel if you found out your neighbor was paying less for the exact same service from the exact same company? How would you feel if it was 5% less than what you paid? 15% less? 37% less […]

Wastemaster Waste Resource Management APRIL 2016

Mark Lestina
April 12, 2016

Top stories in this newsletter Trash problems: Recycling in crisis Dividing trash to be recycled has become a way of life for Americans. More than 34 percent of garbage is recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a gain […]

Waste Resource Management – FEBRUARY 2016

Mark Lestina
February 3, 2016

Top stories in this newsletter New Chicago Composting Ordinance Helps Urban Farmers The ordinance creates two new categories of composters: large scale urban farms, and tier two facilities, like community gardens. After registering with the city, these agricultural organizations can […]

Waste Resource Management – JANUARY 2016

Mark Lestina
January 8, 2016

Top stories in this newsletter Why most Americans find recycling confusing The U.S. recycling industry has done a fine job of placing a recycling bin within a plastic-bottle’s toss of most consumers. In 2014, 96% of consumers had access to […]

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