The 36th Ward is young, vibrant and growing. Our neighborhoods are a great place to raise a family, and we need to make sure our kids have the same beautiful neighborhoods, so lets recycle together! Here is a list of things that can be recycled in the blue bins:
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Aluminum cans, foil and pie tins
  • Tin or Steel cans
  • Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls
  • Cardboard (flatten all boxes)
  • Plastic bottles and containers (# 1-5, 7 accepted)
  • Junk mail, magazines and catalogs
  • Telephone books
  • Paper bags
  • Office paper and file folders
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Beverage cartons (milk, juice, soy cartons)
  • Beverage carrier stock: plastic rings and cardboard carrying cases
  • Wrapping paper (no bows or ribbons, please)
  • Paper greeting cards
On the other hand, these are things often found in the blue bins that cannot be recycled:
  • Clothes and linens (please donate!)
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • #6 Plastics (polystyrene or Styrofoam)
  • Diapers or feminine products
  • Construction debris (bricks, wood, cement, etc.)
  • Paint or spray paint
  • Unnumbered plastics (toothbrushes, toys, hoses, cereal box liners, etc.)
  • Loose plastic shopping bags (bring those back to retailers for recycling)
  • Hard, reusable plastic bottles (like Nalgene or baby bottles)
We do have a more complete list here
In case the Streets and Sanitation team cannot pick up the blue bin, they will mark the bin with one of these tags:



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