New Blue Cart Recycling Rules

January 1, 2016

As of January 1, all recyclables must be placed in the blue cart loose without a bag. Recyclables contained in bags of any kind will no longer be accepted. This will not only help our environment, but also will reduce unnecessary costs incurred by the city as a result of contaminated blue carts.

 In an effort to educate residents, the city has launched a GO BAGLESS campaign.  The campaign includes a new Recycle by City Chicago website that includes common misconceptions about recycling, fun quizzes and additional resources—all to help make recycling easy.
Click here to go to the website