Thirty-five years of non-profit recycling and reuse
Chicago Recycling Drop-Off Sites
We are Chicago's first and largest non-profit recycler. We provide recycling services throughout the city, including four drop-off sites.
We believe in the three-stream collection method. What this means is that materials, like paper, plastics, and glass, are kept separate and are collected in different bins. This also means that more of what goes in the bins is properly recovered and recycled.Check out the Guide to Proper Recycling for more information.
Notice: Wrightwood Recycling Drop-off Site to Close on November 9th, 2011. Click
here for more information.
Important Note for ALL drop-off locations: NO HAZARDOUS WASTE/ELECTRONICS!
NO OIL! or containers.
We recommend taking these materials to the City of Chicago Family Hazardous Drop-Off Facility
1150 N. Branch Street (two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at
Tuesdays (7:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Thursdays (2:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
First Saturday of every month (8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Additional information on Resource Center drop-off sites
at the following locations:
North Park Village Recycling Station
5801 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60646
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Please do not drop off items outside of posted hours.
Uptown Buyback Center and Recycling Station
4716 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60640
NOTICE: DROP-OFF OPEN BUT BUYBACK CLOSED
Please note that the buyback operation at this site is closed until further notice.
Please check back for updates on the planned reopening date. The drop-off portion
of the site remains open during the following hours:
Noon to 5:00 p.m. Closed Tuesdays
Please be mindful of all posted instructions and only drop materials in the bins
provided. The site is now minimally staffed, and we need everyone's cooperation
with our sorting and placement guidelines.
Wrightwood Neighbors Recycling Station
2600 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Download Guide to Proper Sorting and Recycling Located in the 7-Eleven parking lot at
the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Wrightwood, and Sheffield, this
site is a collaborative effort of the Resource Center, Wrightwood Neighbors,
Please respect the site's neighbors and sponsors by dropping off recyclables
only during the hours posted. To volunteer to help maintain this site,
call the Resource Center at (773) 821-1351.
Railyard Buyback Center
1325 East 70th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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