Garbage and Recycling Collection

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation provides garbage and recycling collection services to single family homes and multi-family buildings with four or fewer units.

The 48th Ward shares its Streets and Sanitation office, located at 6441 N Ravenswood, with Wards 40, 44, 46 47, 49 and 50. The phone number for the office is 312-744-3099.

Garbage Collection

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) finalized the implementation of efficient citywide Grid Garbage Collection System in 2013. DSS collects garbage from approximately 600,000 households in Chicago.  Pick-ups are weekly, Monday through Friday.  City crews service all single-family residences and apartment buildings of four units or less.  (others must arrange for private garbage collection). More than one million tons of garbage and recyclables are collected annually.

The 48th Ward shares its Streets and Sanitation office, located at 6441 N Ravenswood, with Wards 40, 44, 46, 47, 49 and 50. The phone number for information is 312-744-3099.

Recycling

The City’s Blue Cart program offers residents bi-weekly recycling services. By recycling regularly, you can help reduce the need for landfills, lower disposal costs, reduce pollution and conserve natural resources, such as timber, water and minerals.   

Click here to access the calendar for both garbage and re cycling collection services at your address.

To request additional garbage or recycling bins or report missing or stolen carts, and report missed pick-ups, enter a 311 service request by clicking here.

For more information about the services offered by the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, click here to be routed to the city’s website.