Chicago Recycling Guide: C

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

Material

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

Phone

Details
&/or
Restrictions

Website

Candy Wrappers No TerraCycle Mail NA NA Must join a "brigade" to get mailing details Terracycle
Car Batteries

No

No

Multiple

Multiple

Drop Off

Drop Off

Earth911.com

Autozone

NA

NA

Check Earth911.com for the location nearest to you

Recycle car batteries for $10 store credit. Contact store for restrictions.

Earth911

www.autozone.com

Cardboard Yes NA NA NA NA Please flatten boxes Chicagorecycles
Carpet (nylon) No Multiple Drop Off Carpet Recovery
Shaw Carpet
NA NA
Any carpet (500sq yards or more) with EcoWorx backing will be collected, transported and recycled for free, regardless if its being replaced with Shaw Carpet. Shaw Carpet will collect, transport and recycle any type of carpet (7500sq yards or more) if it is being replaced by a Shaw product, for
Carpetrecovery
Shaw Carpet
CDs No Multiple Drop Off and Mail Earth911.com NA NA Earth911
Cell Phones

No

 

 

 

No

 

No

 

No

Multiple

 

Drop Off

 

 

 

Drop Off

 

Contact to discuss

 

Drop Off

Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility (1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago IL 60642)


Earth911.com

 

Family Rescue

 

Verizon any location

NA

 

 

 

 

 

(773) 375-1918

Hours: Tu 7-noon; Th 2-7pm, 1st Saturday of the month 8am - 3 pm

 

 

 Check Earth911.com for the location nearest to you

 

 

 

Drop off at in store location.

Cityofchicago

 

 

 

 Earth911

 

"Hopeline" program supports victims and survivors of domestic violence

Chip Bags No TerraCycle Mail NA NA Must join a "brigade" to get mailing details Terracycle
Christmas/String Lights No Multiple NA Earth911.com NA "Search for "string lights" Earth911
Cleaning Products (bleach, drain cleaner, and other harsh cleaners) No Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Drop Off 1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago, IL  60642 NA Hours: Tu 7-noon; Th 2-7pm, 1st Saturday of the month 8am - 3 pm Cityofchicago
Clothing No Multiple

Drop Off

Drop Off

Drop Off

Drop off

Goodwill

Salvation Army

USAgain

Care for Real 5341 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago

 

 

 

(773) 769-6182 

 

NA

 

 

https://careforreal.org

Goodwill
Salvationarmy
Usagain

Gently used clothing.  See "Get Involved" tab on website

 

 

Compact Florescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) No Multiple Drop Off

Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility (1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago IL 60642)

Home Depot

Ikea

True Value

Ace Hardware

NA Hours: Tu 7-noon; Th 2-7pm, 1st Saturday of the month 8am - 3 pm

 

NA

NA

NA

NA

Cityofchicago

 

 

 

Homedepot

Ikea

Truevalue

Acehardware

Computers No Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Drop Off 1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago, IL  60642 NA Hours: Tu 7-noon;
Th 2-7pm,
1st Saturday of the month
8am - 3 pm
Cityofchicago
Construction Debris No Recycling Systems Incorporated Drop Off 3152 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608 NA Call for a quote 773.579.0100. Construction debris can also be posted on Craigslist or the Construction Material Depot Recyclingsys
Corks No Multiple  Drop Off ReCork Store NA https://recork.org/us/locations See drop off locations on website https://recork.org/us/locations 
Craft Supplies No The WasteShed Drop Off 2842 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago (773) 666-5997 http://www.thewasteshed.com See "Donate" tab on website
Crayons (broken) No

Crazy Crayons

SCARCE

Drop Off

Drop off

NA

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

NA

(630) 545-9710

Only accept crayons made in the United States

https://www.scarce.org

Crazycrayons

See "Reuse & Recycle" tab on website

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