Recycling & Trash Services
The City of Chicago provides recycling and trash 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.
Need a new trash or recycling cart?
Please call 312-746-6040
Report a missed pickup:
To report a missed pickup please call 311
Use the new Chi311 online system. Select 'garbage & recycling' then follow the prompts. If you create an account you can track the progress too.
Trash is picked up weekly, recycling is picked up every 2 weeks.
View your collection schedule.
• 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.