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.
2023 Annual Clean & Green Day of Service
The City’s Annual Clean & Green Day of Service is scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023. On this day, residents, school groups and community organizations throughout the City team up to clean and beautify areas in their neighborhood.
All volunteer groups, large and small, are welcome to participate. Simply call 311 to register your group and the Department of Streets and Sanitation will lend the brooms, rakes, shovels, and bags for the clean-up projects.
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.