Recycling & Trash Services
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.
To request a new cart, order new service, or report a missed pickup: Call 3-1-1
Trash is picked up weekly, recycling is picked up every 2 weeks.
View your collection schedule.
• See what's recyclable.
• Test your skills with Chicago's recycling Quiz.
• Brush up on what to keep out with the Blue Cart top troublemakers.