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 […]

How do you stuff a Christmas tree into a garbage can?

Mark Lestina
January 6, 2016

Click here to find an alternative to simply throwing your Christmas tree into the alley or the garbage can.

Waste Resource Management Newsletter – DEC 2015

Mark Lestina
December 9, 2015

Top stories in this newsletter Could food waste reduction goals backfire on the industry? The fight against food waste is a battle that will take many years to combat, with a slew of obstacles along the way. As the EPA […]

Waste Resource Newsletter – November 2015

Mark Lestina
November 5, 2015

Top stories in this newsletter Tim Hortons, Starbucks recycling claims may be garbage Canada’s largest coffee chains are misleading customers about what happens to cups collected in their in-store recycling bins. A CBC Marketplace investigation reveals that many paper cups […]

Waste Resource Newsletter – October 2015

Mark Lestina
October 7, 2015

Top stories in this newsletter OSHA cites Plainfield recycling company for 26 health violations A Plainfield recycling firm faces $114,800 in fines and 26 violations after an OSHA inspection found workers were exposed to high airborne concentrations of lead and […]

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Multi-Unit Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Form

Mark Lestina
July 31, 2015

Chicago City Council Eliminates “Grandfathered Clause” For those property owners who are now looking for a private waste hauler, let us help!  First, according to the City of Chicago Dep. of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), you must fill out the […]

City of Chicago recycling toolkit

Mark Lestina
July 29, 2015

Not many Chicago residents are aware of the fact that they can enhance the recycling program at their condominium or apartment building.  The city of Chicago has a fantastic document to help get you started. Click here for the link […]

Hey Chicago Residents! Looking for a recycling drop-off center?

Mark Lestina
July 29, 2015

Most people don’t know it but there are many places in the city to drop off your recyclables.  Click here is the link. Residential Recycling drop off centers in Chicago

Waste Resource Newsletter – June 2015

Mark Lestina
June 11, 2015

Top stories in this newsletter Coke, Virent Debut Plastic Bottle Made 100% from Plant Materials The first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based materials — including those processed in Wisconsin — made its debut in Wednesday at the World Expo […]

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