Blue Cart Recycling

The City of Chicago invites you to participate in the new recycling program - put all your recyclables in your blue cart.

Blue Recycling Carts

  • Arrival beginning May19, 2008
  • Pick-up after June 2, 2008 and will be every other week
  • Tentative pick-ups Summer 2008: June 2-6, 16-20, July 2-4, 14-18, 28-31, August 11-15, 25-29
  • Items can be placed loose or bagged in blue carts
  • Accepts glass, metals, plastic 1-5 & 7, phone books, magazines and cardboard boxes (please flatten boxes)
  • Styrofoam not accepted

 Black Carts (Garbage - not recyclable or yard waste material)

  • Collected weekly
  • Can ask to have a black cart removed after blue carts in place*

 Yard Waste (Bagged)

  • Collected weekly April to November

 Batteries (Used)

  • Collected at libraries, Walgreen’s photo counters and Alderman Tunney’s office (1057 W. Belmont)

 Drop Box

  • Peggy Notebaert on Cannon Drive

 Household Chemicals

  • 1150 N. North Branch

For more information

 Block Captains wanted for the Recycling Program

  • Weekly updates provided
  • Ask to post signs as reminders on your block
  • Call 312-744-5702 to sign up or get more information

*Please note alley space may be tight for a few weeks with the black and blue carts until some carts may be removed.


























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