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BLACK Cart Pickup Schedule (service every week)

BLUE Cart Pickup Schedule (service every OTHER week)

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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.

Residential building with five or more units and commercial buildings (e.g. housing at least one business or non-profit) must provide for their own scavenging and recycling services.
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City of Chicago Website for Garbage & Recycling

Beginning April 2016, New Garbage Fees will be part of Resident’s Water Bills