Recycling & Trash Services

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The City of Chicago provides trash and recycling services to single-family homes and apartment/condos with four units or less.  If you live in a building with more than four units, it's the responsibility of the building owner/manager to provide recycling.  

If your building isn't recycling, here's how to start.  

Recycling/Trash Requests: 

To request a new cart, order new service, or report a missed pickup:  Call 3-1-1

Collection Schedule:

Trash is picked up weekly, recycling is picked up every 2 weeks. 

View your collection schedule

Recycling Guidelines

•  Household recycling guide:  see what's recyclable, what's not, and how to handle the tricky stuff. 

•  Test your skills with Chicago's recycling Quiz. 



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