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
On State Recycling 5825 S State St 773-617-0827 M-F 8-5 Yes No No Yes Yes
Railyard Buyback Center 1325 East 70th St 773-493-1470 M-F 9-3 Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
Recycling Services 3301 W 48th Place 773-247-2070 M-F 7am-10pm Yes No No No No
Resource Center: Railyard 1325 E 70th St 773-493-1470 M-Su 9-3 Yes Yes No Yes No
City Facility Campus 1424 W 39th St   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Near South 1758 S Clark St   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auburn Gresham 9801 S Avenue G   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Lawndale 1817 S Pulaski   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
West Pullman 11615 S Indiana   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pasteur Park 5825 S Kostner   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Marquette Park 6734 S Kedzie   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rainbow Park 3111 E 77th St   T 7-Noon,Th 2-7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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