To the editors:

Thank you for the October 30th Neighborhood News article about Uptown Recycling Station. We appreciate Ben Joravsky’s story about our buy-back center at 4716 N. Sheridan and our weekly routes in Rogers Park and Lakeview. In response to the article, over 100 north-side residents called for more information (our number is 769-4488) about recycling their newspapers, glass containers, and cans.

I would like to take this opportunity to point out to readers that we received a grant from the Field Corporation Fund (not the Field Foundation). The Field Corporation Fund’s consistent, generous support of our recycling center is important to us and I would like to give credit where credit is due.

I hope you continue to write about recycling: it reduces our dependence upon landfills and incinerators, saves natural resources, and creates jobs.

Dale Alekel-Carlson

Executive Director

Uptown Recycling Station