BLACK Cart Pickup Schedule (service every week)
BLUE Cart Pickup Schedule (service every OTHER week, YELLOW dates are for areas north of Montrose and ORANGE for south of Montrose in 47th Ward )
Chicago residential buildings with four or less units are eligible for City scavenging service–AKA the black carts–and City recycling–AKA the blue carts. Black carts are picked up every week, normally on the same day of the week (see schedule link above); the majority of the ward gets picked on Thursdays and Fridays but pick-ups also occur on Tuesdays south of Addison (see map above for details). Blue carts are picked up every two weeks but not necessarily on the same day of the week every time (see link above for the weeks your section will have pickups). Please note that carts may be picked up on a different day during a holiday week. If you wish to request a cart replacement (due to damage or missing) or an additional cart (either black or blue), click here or call 311.
City of Chicago Website for Garbage & Recycling (includes Recycle by City link)
Beginning April 2016, New Garbage Fees will be part of Resident’s Water Bills