The City's Blue Cart program provides bi-weekly recycling services to single-family homes and multi-unit buildings with four or fewer units. One of the goals of Chicago’s Climate Action Plan is to increase resident awareness on recycling and sustainability through targeted and equitable education for Chicagoans. When residents commit to daily recycling, it brings the following BENEFITS to our city and our world.
Holiday Tree Recycling
DSS is proud to announce it diverted 20,901 holiday trees from landfills through our annual Holiday Tree Recycling program.
Stay tuned for details on our upcoming Clean & Green Day of Service scheduled for Earth Day on April 22, 2023, and Arbor Day activities which will take place on April 29, 2023.
Through the 2021 City of Chicago Waste Strategy, a comprehensive waste and materials management plan, DSS is working to decrease waste disposal and associated negative environmental impacts; reduce costs and increase efficiency; maximize economic investment and workforce development opportunities; and address social and environmental justice inequities. Stay tuned to this site for new programs and opportunities!
For more information on residential recycling, please also visit Recycle by City, the City’s recycling education partner.