Mayor Emanuel aims to end free garbage pickup

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CHICAGO – Eighteen-hundred Chicago apartment buildings still get their garbage picked up for free. But now Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports a plan to end the free ride.

Under the plan any building with more than four units would have to hire a private scavenger service.

Many of those buildings were allowed to keep their city garbage pickup in 2000, when the city council mandated collection for residential buildings with four units or less.


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