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. 

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. 

To find your collection schedule, visit the city's site

Recycling Guidelines

•  See what goes in your blue recycling cart.

•  Test your skills with Chicago's recycling Quiz. 

•  Brush up on what to keep out with the Blue Cart top troublemakers.



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