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Ways to live green

  • Keep our streets and sewers clean—avoid littering.
  • Buy used items, and upcycle and donate older items as much as possible.
  • Check Chicago’s recycling guidelines.
  • Use reusable bottles, Tupperware, utensils (even straws!).
  • Just say no to wrapping paper with glitter.
  • Call 311 for free pick-up services: yard waste, appliances & furniture.
    Did You Know?: The City of Chicago offers free mulch from your yard waste.
  • FYI: If you live in a residential building with 4 units or fewer, your recycling provider is the City of Chicago's Streets and Sanitation Waste Management. Larger buildings use a third party contractor. Recycling rules vary by company. Popular local providers:

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