Thousands of blue recycling carts — with a pricetag of nearly $1 million — are stashed away in a Far South Side warehouse because City Hall bought them to make the citywide switch to curbside recycling, but ran out of money one-third of the way through.

Source: Chicago Sun Times

The Daley administration acknowledged having a stockpile of “roughly 22,000 carts” at a cost of $45-per-container.

Streets and Sanitation employees who’ve eyeballed the stash insist the actual number is far greater. They say the stacks of carts run 25-deep for at least a block at a warehouse at 900 E. 103rd St. shared by several city departments.