NAPO – Chicago Green Team Recycling Resources


Working Bikes - rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.

Pedal Power - The bikes are donated to students in the Chicago Public Schools as a reward for good grades. You can donate working, gently used bikes at many locations in the northern suburbs.

Bikes for Batavia –accepts donations of bicycles in rideable condition, repairs them and gives them to children – and adults – who need transportation for school, work and shopping.  Dropoff at All Spoked Up, 3 Webster St, Batavia, IL


AmVets will pick up clothing and household goods.  For larger items call 708-388-7800

Goodwill - drop off only

St. Vincent DePaul  will pick up clothing and household goods. Some locations will take furniture.

Friends of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago / Savers -  (630) 812-2460, will pick up clothing and household goods

Purple Heart – will pick up donations of clothing and household goods.

WINGS (Women In Need Growing Strong) 847-519-7820  

Salvation Army    will pick up furniture in addition to clothing and household goods.  To schedule a donation pickup-


Newtech Escrap Recycling, Inc. - Premium Partner


Best Buy      

Hobi International - 1202 Nagel Blvd., Batavia, IL, 630-761-0500

Telecommunications Industry Association E-cycling Central - Find locations of electronics recyclers in illinois                          

Combined Resources, Inc., Addison, IL

Check with Individual Counties and Municipalities for local Elecronics Recycling (Below)

Furniture / Building Supplies

Habitat ReStore Chicago (N. Pulaski)

Habitat ReStore Chicago South (Chicago Heights)

Habitat ReStore Dupage  (Addison)

Fox Valley ReStore (Aurora)

Northern Fox Valley ReStore (Elgin)

Habitat ReStore Lake County (Gurnee)

Habitat ReStore McHenry  (Woodstock)

Habitat ReStore Will County (Joliet)

World Relief DuPage - bedroom furniture and dressers, small scale preferred

Household Hazardous Waste

Chicago's Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility -  1150 N North Branch Street, Chicago, IL

Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility - 156, Fort Hill Dr, Naperville, IL

Rockford Rock River Reclamation District 3333 Kishwaukee,  Rockford, IL

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County By appointment only on second Saturday or fourth Monday of each month.  Check website for additional collections.

Junk Mail

National Do Not Mail ListOpt Out of Phone Books
Stop Junk Mail

Stop Catalogs

Medications (Rx or Over-the-counter)

Controlled substances-Save A Star drop-off locations or DEA Take-Back Days

Styrofoam/Polystyrene Recycling

Abt Appliances and Electronics 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL   

UPS Stores – check with your local store if they will take packing peanuts and pieces of Styrofoam packaging

Dart Container,  310 Evergreen Dr, North Aurora, IL  – foam marked with #6, food service and packaging, no peanuts.

Recycling foam - Highland Park

Recycling Organizations / Information

Newtech Escrap Recycling, Inc. - Premium Partner


Earth 911

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse


Guide to recycling plastics    

SCARCE - 799 Roosevelt Rd #108, Glen Ellyn, accepts books of any kind, school supplies, office supplies, safety pins, corks, flags for proper disposal, new and used crayons, and much more. Visit their website for a complete list.


Cook County

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County


DuPage County

DuPage County Recycling

Dupage County Online Recycling Guide

Grundy County

         Grundy County Waste and Recycling Information and Green Guide

Kane County

Kane County Recycling

        Green Guide

Kendall County

        Kendall County Green Pages

Lake County

Lake County Solid Waste   


        McHenry County Recycling

        McHenry County Green Guide

Will County

Will County Green Guide

        Will County Recycling Database

NAPO Chicago, a chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals

A 501(c)(3) Organization
P.O. Box 409157, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 847-750-NAPO (847-750-6276)

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