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Keep Chicago Beautiful's tune is keeping Chicagoland clean and beautiful. That takes good solid waste management practices.
Using less stuff. Recycling, composting, and reusing things. Sending the rest to landfills. Preventing litter. Spiffing up our neighborhoods. Find out how you can be "part of the solution, not part of the pollution."
20 years ago, there was one curbside recycling program in the US. Today there are 10,000!
Keep Chicago Beautiful 25th Anniversary Vision Awards Dinner
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thanks to your support, over the past 25 years, Keep Chicago Beautiful has played a leadership role in transforming Chicago into one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities in the world. Bringing together environmental stewards from government, education, business, and citizen groups
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago 120 East Delaware Place
For more information, please call 312-863-6196
Chicago Park District May 2011: Scotts Gro1000
Check out a video about the Chicago Cubs's recycling program.
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
For more than 20 years, Keep Chicago Beautiful has successfully taught the program known nationwide as the 'Chicago Model' of the "Waste in Place" curriculum to thousands of school teachers and those studying to be teachers, in the Chicago area, who, in turn, have taught hundreds of thousands of children the key concepts of the benefits of eliminating litter and reducing solid waste through conservation, reuse and recycling. Read More. . .
City of Chicago Recycling Links
Blue Bag Recycling Game
Solid Waste Management Tips
Reduce - Use less packaging
Reuse - Save those containers and find other uses
Recycle - Throw things out in the appropriate receptacles
Be part of the solution! You can put waste in its place.
Planning a picnic or taking part in an outdoor festival? Then check out the the award-winning Guide to Recycling at Chicago Festivals for all the information you'll need to Keep Chicago Beautiful when you celebrate.
Looking for a number or a contact but you're just not sure how to get a hold of them? Then Office of the Mayor phone directory and you'll surely find the number you need.
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