Bulky Item Pick Up
Need to get rid of something that's too big to fit in your cart? From free pickup to free pickup plus $50, here are the best ways to dispose of all your oversized stuff in Chicago.
Call 3-1-1 and request Bulky Item Pick Up Service. The City will pick up oversized items including furniture, major appliances, and mattresses, for free. For refrigerators and freezers pickup, the doors must be removed before setting them out.
TIP: When buying a new appliance, ask if they'll pick up your old applianc when delivering the new one. Many national brand appliance stores have these types of recycling programs.
TVs and computer equipment will not be picked up because they are banned from landfills in the State of Illinois. Computer equipment and TVs can be recycled, free of charge, at the Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility. Computer equipment can also be taken to Best Buy stores for free recycling. Best Buy does not accept TVs or monitors in Chicago.
For stuff that still has some life left, please consider these options.
Refrigerators and freezers - Free Pickup + $50
Take advantage of this: ComEd will free pick up your old working fridge or freezer for recycling. Plus they'll send you $50. Schedule a pickup.
Appliances, furniture, and clothing - Free Pickup:
The Salvation Army offers free pickup of furniture, appliances, and clothing in good, working condition. Dishwashers and air conditioners are excluded. Don't forget to request your donation receipt for your taxes! Schedule a pickup.