Waste and Recycling
Reducing Chicago’s waste helps conserve resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and minimize landfill space. From recycling to opting out of junk mail, Chicago offers a range of services to help residents reduce their waste and Mayor Emanuel is committed to providing those services to taxpayers in the most cost-effective way possible. Explore the links below to learn more about Chicago’s recycling and waste reduction resources.
- Blue Cart Recycling - Find schedules and a list of accepted materials for the city's Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program.
- Recycling Drop Off Centers - Identify which Recycling Drop Off Center is closest to you.
- Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility - View the location and hours for this facility to recycle electronics and safely dispose of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
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