Chicago Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Chicago garbage schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Chicago is on the west side of Lake Michigan and is south of Milwaukee, west of Naperville, and north of Indianapolis.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Chicago Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit the city website and download the pdf.

You can also see the city-observed holidays.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Garbage pickup is not schedule for these holidays:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s BirthdayMonday, January 16, 2023
Pulaski DayMonday, March 7, 2023
Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth DayMonday, June 19, 2023
Independence DayMonday, July 4, 2023
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023
Columbus DayMonday, October 9, 2023
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023
Christmas Day Monday, December 26, 2023

Chicago Trash Collection Map

Chicago garbage pickup schedule map
  • District 1/Ravenswood – Wards:  40, 46 47, 48, 49 and 50
  • District 2/Mayfair – Wards:  33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 
  • District 3/Northwest – Wards:  24, 27, 28, 29, 37
  • District 3A Homer and Kilpatrick – Wards 30, 31, 35, 36
  • District 4 – North Throop – Wards:  1, 2, 26, 32, 42, 43, 44
  • District 5 – Lawndale – Wards:  13, 14, 22, and 23
  • District 6 – 39th Street – Wards:  3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 20 and 25
  • District 7 – 52nd Street – Wards:  6, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21
  • District 8 – 103rd Street – Wards:  7, 8, 9, 10, 19 and 34

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

Bulk pickup in Chicago happens on an as-needed basis. Call 311 and request your bulky items be picked up.

This does not include TV or computer equipment.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Chicago and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.recyclebycity.com/chicago/schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk garbage pickup in Chicago?

Call 311 to schedule your bulky item pickup.

What day is trash pickup?

You can find your trash pickup day by visiting recyclingbycity.com and enter your address

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection begins at 7 a.m.

How can I contact the Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department?

121 North LaSalle Street, Room 1107
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312.744.4611
Fax: 312.744.4737
Toll Free:
TTY: 311

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