from Alderman Waguespack
|Blue Cart Reminder|
|Recently, my office has been getting calls from people who have had their blue carts tagged for being in violation of recycling rules. All blue cans in the 32nd Ward are picked up by private companies like Waste Management since the privatization of recycling. That means Waste Management can refuse to take any bins based on what they see inside. If they refuse to take the cans, the responsibility falls on the City to dispose of the recycling. Since wetaxpayers pick up what is essentially a second bill, I would like to remind you what can and can’t be disposed of in blue carts. Also, as a special notice, please either dispose of your recyclables loosely or in see through bags. Putting your recyclables in black or opaque bags will get your cart tagged since the workers can’t tell what is inside. If you have any questions, please contact my office.
Materials that are accepted in the Chicago Blue Cart Program & at Recycling Drop-off Centers:
Materials that are NOT accepted in the Blue Cart Program & at Recycling Drop-off Centers:
For more information on the blue cart program, please click here.
To recycle prescription medication that you never leave, bring it over to the 19th police district at 850 W. Addison.
To find an outlet for other materials not accepted in the Blue Cart program, please click hereto find your recycling locator.