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Recycling in Chicago

There are many opportunities for recycling in Chicago. Find out how you can start recycling below:

Residential Recycling

Learn about recycling for single-family and multi-unit residences including Recycling Drop Off Centers, Blue Cart Recycling, and the Multi-Unit Recycling Toolkit.


Commercial Recycling

Find out about recycling in commercial and retail spaces in Chicago.


Construction and Demolition

Learn about the Construction and Demolition Site Waste Recycling Ordinance and how to recycle this debris.


Look it up!

Explore our A-Z Chicago Recycling Guide to find out how you can recycle different materials.