Chicago Recycling Guide: A

Where can I recycle materials that start with A in Chicago?


Is Material accepted in
Chicago's Blue Cart Program
or at Recycling Drop-Off Centers?

Alternative Recycling Outlet

Mail or Drop-Off Program

Location Address



Details &/or Restrictions

Aerosol cans Yes NA NA NA NA Must be empty Chicagorecycles
Aluminum Yes NA NA NA NA Accepted aluminum includes: cans, clean tin foil, pie tins Chicagorecycles
Appliances (Household) No Multiple Drop Off
  1. Salvation Army
  2. Recycling Information Center
  1. NA
  2. 1-800-YES-1-CAN
  1. Working appliances only
  2. Call the Recycling Information Center for nearby metal recycling facilities that accept appliances
Appliances (Household - working) No Restore Drop off 6040 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago (773) 539-6040 See "Donate" tab on website
Appliances (Household - nonworking No N/A Drop Off Multiple Search for 'recycling' See list for accepted items. Limit 3 per day.
Art supplies No

The WasteShed


Drop off


Drop off

2842 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago

799 Roosevelt Rd. Building 2, Suite 108, Glen Ellyn

(773) 666-5997

(630) 545-9710

See "Donate" tab on website

See "Reuse & Recycle" tab on website

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