Efforts to Go Green
For almost twenty years Chicago has tried to lead the way as the most environmentally friendly big city in the nation. This includes planting more than 500,000 trees, mandating the construction of environmentally friendly buildings as well as installing roof top gardens on city owned buildings. Also, as the third largest city, public transportation plays a huge part in everyday life for many residents. The City of Chicago has launched a new program called the “Green Taxi Program”. This will help the taxi industry purchase cost-effective hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, help the City to move closer to reaching carbon emission goals and provide passengers with trips in modern and environmentally sustainable vehicles.
City of Chicago and Elgin Recycling
For decades Elgin Recycling has been a buyer of a wide array of materials that derive from demolitions, new buildings, hospitals, hotels and other projects located in the city. Some of that stemming from the buildings themselves and some coming directly from plumbers, electricians, and contractors that have worked with Elgin Recycling previously and have a long standing positive rapport built with our company. In 2010 Elgin Recycling was excited to announce that the City of Chicago was on board for our Holiday Lights recycling program, allowing us to place bins around the city at pre-determined drop off points, such as Whole Foods, so residents could easily and conveniently have the ability to recycle their unwanted holiday lights properly. Elgin Recycling looks forward to continue working with the City of Chicago in the future to help contribute to making Chicago the most environmentally friendly city in the nation.
Hear What our Chicago Clients Have to Say
“Elgin Recycling has always been very responsive to our needs. We enjoy doing business with you”
-John S., Chicago Customer since 2007.