Recycling in Chicago
Chicago recycling resource links:
ChicagoRecycles.org – visit the city of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation’s website for instructive and current information about garbage, recycling, street sweeping, composting, chemicals & electronics, and the city’s longterm goal of producing zero waste
Blue Cart Residential Recycling - includes ChicagoRecycles video segment on Blue Cart recycling and links to schedules and maps, lists of accepted materials, historical and overview information about the Blue Cart recycling program, yard waste and garbage services, call for Recycling Block Captains volunteers, and Blue Cart FAQs
Multi-Unit Residential Recycling - Buildings with five or more are served by private waste haulers rather than the Department of Streets and Sanitation. This page includes information about the city’s recommendations for and ordinance concerning private waste and recycling removal.
Drop-off Centers - information (in several languages) about the city’s Residential Recycling Drop-off Centers and where to find them