The recycling event this weekend aims to reuse leftover materials for new projects


CHICAGO (CBS)– An eco-friendly campaign to free up landfill space is taking place this weekend.

ZeroLandfill Chicago volunteers prepare for their biannual recycling event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1801 N. Spaulding Ave.

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Posted by ZeroLandfill Chicago on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

But it’s not plastic or glass that they recycle, it’s leftover materials from construction and interior design projects.

ZeroLandfill president Giselle Walsh says she saw a need years ago by looking at how many pieces of carpet and tiles are wasted.

Now teachers, artists, and creatives can turn those leftovers into artwork, earrings, purses, and even projects for their students.

Over the past 11 years, the crumbs have piled up

“We estimate we’ve saved over half a million pounds of expired samples from the landfill,” Walsh said. “

You can go out to find something for your house or your classroom.

You can also get more information on their Facebook page, “ZeroLandfill Chicago”.




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