Blue Cart Recycling
Use your blue recycling cart to deposit recyclable materials including paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, tin and aluminum. Material placed in the blue cart can be loose and there is no sorting needed. While you do not have to rinse containers before they are put in your blue cart, you could opt to do so to avoid smells if you store your recycling in your home.
The Department will empty your blue cart of Streets and Sanitation on an every-other-week schedule. If you have curbside garbage service, your blue cart will be emptied the same day as your garbage. If you have an alley garbage service, your blue cart will be emptied during the week of collection.
Visit the City’s Residential recycling web page: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/chicago-recycles/home/residential-recycling.html
Visit the City’s recycling web page: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/recycling.html
If specific day-of-service information is needed, please visit: www.recyclebycity.com/chicago.