Public Health - Community Information

The health and safety of Chicago’s communities, particularly our most vulnerable residents, is our highest priority. We will post information here to keep residents updated on what’s happening in their community.

Chicago Rail and Port, LLC

On April 19, 2022, CDPH received a permit renewal application from Chicago Rail and Port, LLC for its large recycling facility located at 3236-3258 East 106th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60617. CDPH sought public input on the application between April 20, 2022, and May 20, 2022. Based on CDPH’s review of the permit renewal application and the public comments received, CDPH issued a deficiency letter on June 18, 2022.

Green Era 83rd Street, LLC

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)  received permit applications from Green Era 83rd Street LLC to develop and operate a combination liquid waste facility and anerobic digestor composting facility (Class III Recycling Facility) at 650 W 83rd Street.

Based on its review of the liquid waste application, CDPH issued the deficiency letter below.

Green Era Public Hearing Video


Metal Management Midwest, Inc.

On November 12, 2021, CDPH received a permit renewal application from Metal Management Midwest, Inc. d/b/a Sims Metal Management (“Sims”). The application is for a renewal of the Class IVB recycling permit for the metal shredding facility located at 2500 S. Paulina Steet.

During the initial written comment period, CDPH received numerous comments, indicating a significant degree of public interest in the application. Accordingly, CDPH will schedule a community meeting prior to making a decision on the renewal application. In addition, CDPH will leave the written comment period open until at least five (5) days following the community meeting. Comments may be submitted to

Chicago Air Quality Zoning Ordinance

RMG Expansion on the Southeast Side

Crawford Station Demolition

Partial Roof Collapse at RMG Campus

Crawford Station Demolition



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