Chicago Recycling Guide: P

Where can I recycle materials that start with P 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 Address Phone Website Details and/or Restrictions
Paint (oil based only) No Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Drop Off 1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago IL 60642 NA Ctyofchicago Hours: Tu 7-noon; Th 2-7pm, 1st Saturday of the month 8am - 3 pm
Paper Towels (used) No  NA NA NA NA NA Used paper towels should be thrown away. If lightly used, they can be composted.
Paper Towel Rolls Yes  NA NA NA NA Chicagorecycles  NA
Pens and Pencils No  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA Broken or old pens and pencils should be thrown away
Pesticides No Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Drop Off 1150 N. North Branch St., Chicago IL 60642 NA Cityofchicago Hours: Tu 7-noon; Th 2-7pm, 1st Saturday of the month 8am - 3 pm
Phone Books* Yes  NA  NA  NA  NA Chicagorecycles  NA
Phones (including cordless) No Multiple Drop Off Goodwill

Salvation Army

 NA Goodwill

Salvationarmy

Donate only working phones. Broken phones should be thrown away.
Photographs No NA NA NA NA NA Unwanted photographs should be thrown away
Plastics #1-5, 7 Yes  NA NA NA NA Chicagorecycles  NA
Plastic #6 or unnumbered No  NA NA NA NA NA #6 plastics and unnumbered plastics should be thrown away
Plastic Bags (for businesses) No NA Drop Off and Mail PlasticBag Recycling.org

Better Containers, 530 Hyde Park, Hillside, IL 60162

G2 Revolution, 650 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 401, Schaumburg, IL 60173-3846

NA

 

800.831.6049

 

 

 

847.925.9800

Plasticbag

 

Better containers

 

 

 g2rev

NA
Plastic Bottle Caps Yes (see notes) NA NA NA NA

Chicagorecycles

 

Bottle caps are recyclable simply place them in your cart along with all other acceptable materials.
Plastic Storage Bags and Plastic Wrap No NA NA NA NA NA Plastic storage bags and wrap should be thrown away after use
Pots and Pans No Multiple

Drop Off

Drop Off

Drop Off

Goodwill
Salvation Army

Catholic Charities -721 N. LaSalle Street

 NA

 

(312) 655-7719

Goodwill
Salvationarmy

Catholic Charities

 

 NA

 

https://www.catholiccharities.net/miscustompages/dafwidget.html/DonateNow/DonateGoods.aspx#Household-Items-199

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