Recycling Locations around Chicago

The state of recycling in Chicago is fairly pathetic, but perhaps this map can help you find out how you can help bring stuff in. Unhappy with the state of many websites to just give easy to read and use information on recycling in Chicago, I made my own. Besides, it allowed me to figure out how to use the Google Maps API.

Paper = Newspaper, Cardboard, Office paper, Junk mail, Phone books, Magazines, and Chipboard.
Glass = Glass bottles, clear or colored.
Plastics= #1 and #2 plastics.
Metals = Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, tin cans.
Steel = Steel cans only.

Other good links to check out for info:

EPA, Google Map of Chicago Residential Drop-off Centers,
Chicago Computer Recycling, Chicago Recycling Coalition,
Recycle Centers, Bicycle Recycling, Recycling Services, Inc.

Locations: All | North Side | Downtown | South Side Also: You can take old batteries in to any Public Library or Walgreens, and most grocery stores recycle plastic bags.


BusinessLocation PhoneHours PaperGlassPlasticMetalsSteel
Huron Paper Company 2545 W Fulton 312-829-7456 M-F 7-2:30 Yes No No No No
North Park Villiage Resource Center 5801 N Pulaski Rd 773-821-1351 M-Su 9-5 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Northwest Paper Company 4519 W Patterson 773-545-7560 M-F 5:30-1:30 All but phone books No No Only alum. cans Yes
Recycle Plus 1334 N Kostner 773-761-5937 M-Th 8:30-3:30
F 8:30-Noon
Yes Yes No Yes No
Resource Center: Wrightwood 2600 N Lincoln 773-821-1351 m-Su 7-7 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Uptown Recycling Station Resource Center 4716 N Sheridan Rd 773-821-1351 M,T,Th,F,Sa 8-3 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Houshold Products ... Center 1150 N North Branch   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N Sacramento   MWF 9-5
TR 9-8
Sat 9-4
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Riis Park 6110 W Fullerton   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portage Park Neighborhood 4243 N Neenah   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kosciuszko Park 2732 N Avers   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Far North Side 6441 N Ravenswood   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evanston Recycling 2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
  F 12-7
Sa-Sun 8-5
Yes Yes Yes Yes No
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