National Association of Professional Organizers - Chicago
NAPO – Chicago Green Team
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
Hobi International - 1202 Nagel Blvd., Batavia, IL, 630-761-0500
Telecommunications Industry Association E-cycling Central - Find locations of electronics recyclers in illinois
Check with Individual Counties and Municipalities for local Elecronics Recycling (Below)
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.
Medications (Rx or Over-the-counter)
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 Organizations / Information
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.
COUNTY WEBSITES AND GREEN GUIDES