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Without supervision, recycling goes rogue

By Kristine Sherred
Medill Reports

The city imposed a strict recycling ordinance last summer but forgot about enforcing it.

Chicago has struggled to be green since 1995, when new rules first required businesses and large apartment buildings to begin a modest recycling effort through private haulers. In 2017, the city expects these same buildings to recycle full-stop.

The problem: no one is checking.

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