Refuse Containers or Garbage Carts
All residential garbage is placed in plastic, lidded 96-gallon garbage carts often referred to as super carts supplied free to Chicagoans. The city's garbage trucks are hydraulically equipped to lift and empty these carts automatically in what is the largest system of its kind in the world.
Missing or damaged carts are replaced or repaired by calling the Bureau of Sanitation city's request line at 3-1-1 or click on the button below to request additional garbage carts.
- Streets and Sanitation (DSS)
- Sanitation and Waste Reduction (Garbage, Street Sweeping, Recycling, and Zero Waste)