“For many eco-conscious Chicago residents, the city’s current recycling program looks something like this: Sort recycling. Load car with recycling. Drive to recycling drop off.
That’s assuming, of course, you have a car, the drop-off bins aren’t already full to overflowing, and you’re willing to put in the time.
Indeed, in the eyes of most Chicagoans, local recycling is a joke made especially cruel by Mayor Daley’s campaign to cultivate the city’s environmentally progressive image.”