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Zero Waste Chicago

Explore the following efforts to support the City's long term goal of achieving zero waste:

 

Waste Characterization Study

The Waste Characterization Study details the quantity, sources and composition of the city’s waste stream.  The Waste Diversion Study measures the city’s current diversion rate and estimated our maximum reasonably achievable diversion rate.

 

Catalog Choice

To help consumers combat unwanted mail, the City of Chicago has joined forces with communities across the country to debut a free mail preference service called Catalog Choice. Sign up to reduce your unwanted mail today.