Chicago Recycling Guide: S

Where can I recycle materials that start with S 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
Sanitary Products No NA NA NA NA NA Sanitary products, like wipes, feminine products, diapers and incontinence pads, facial and toilet tissue, should be thrown away after use.
Shoes No Multiple Drop Off
  1. Goodwill
  2. Salvation Army
  3. Soles 4 Shoes
  4. Share Your Soles

NA

NA

NA

(708) 448-4469

Goodwill.com

Salvationarmy.com

Soles4souls.org

shareyoursoles.org

NA

NA

NA

Useable shoes.  See "Donate Shoes" tab on website for donation locations.

Shopping Bags (paper) Yes NA NA NA NA Chicagorecycles.org NA
Shopping Bags (plastic) No Multiple Drop Off NA NA NA All Chicago grocery stores are required to accept plastic bags for recycling.  Bags from other stores are also accepted.
Silverware (metal) No Multiple Drop Off
  1. Goodwill
  2. Salvation Army
NA

Goodwill.com

Salvationarmy.com

NA
Silverware (plastic) No NA NA NA NA NA Plastic silverware can be rinsed and reused or thrown away after use
Snackbag Liners No NA NA NA NA NA Plastic snackbag liners should be thrown away
Spray Paint Cans (empty) Yes  NA NA NA NA Chicagorecycles.org NA
Spray Paint Cans (not empty) No  NA NA NA NA NA Consider donating unused spray paint to a school or local art program
Steel Cans Yes NA NA NA NA NA NA
Styrofoam (#6 Foam) No Dart Drop Off 310 Evergreen Drive, North Aurora, IL NA

Dartcontainer.com

 

Accept all foam except packing peanuts

Check with your closest pack-and-ship store (Mailboxes Etc., UPS) to drop off clean Styrofoam peanuts for reuse

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