Each year, condominium buildings over 4 units that are required to use private waste removal will receive up to $75/unit from the city by filing for the City of Chicago Refuse Rebate.

That's great news for small buildings with limited budgets. 

In order to qualify for the Refuse Rebate, your building must have a recycling program in place and the Board must educate its owners on the program.  A Recycling Certification Form must be submitted the first year you file to confirm that you have met this requirement.

You can file every sixth months or annually, but you must file by December 31st of each year for your previous year's Rebate.