Local Recycling Services

  • DuPage County Green Initiatives & Recycling

    Learn about electronics and other recycling services. Explore the recycling guide for information on where to dispose of hazardous and other types of solid waste. Get details about local recycling events.

  • Electronics Recycling

    List of local electronic recycling events by the County of DuPage.


    Accepts books in any condition, including encyclopedias, textbooks, and moldy books. Also, accepts art and craft supplies, medical equipment, flags, and much more. Educates the community about ways to recycle and be green and provides information about upcoming recycling events in the area.

Recycling Sites

  • Earth 911

    Find information on where to recycle everything from used motor oil to paint to batteries and electronics in your neighborhood.

  • Freecycle

    A large nonprofit network of groups which consists of people giving and getting free materials (from furniture to appliances and electronics). Emphasizes reusing and keeping those items out of landfills.

  • Greener Gadgets

    Provides information on living and buying green. It includes a calculator for determining your energy use and a way to search for recycling centers by zipcode.

  • Recycle Bank

    Offers a points system for recycling, which you can then use for discounts and merchandise. The site boasts more than 2 million users.

Donate Food, Clothing and Household Goods

  • Amvets

    Accepts clothing and household items. Call 708/388-7800 to arrange a pick up or find a drop off location near you.

  • Downers Grove Area FISH, Inc.

    Accepts donations of food and clothing. Located at 4340 Prince St., Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630/964-7776

  • Goodwill Industries

    Accepts clothing, appliances, furniture, computers, and vehicles. Drop off at 6300 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook, IL 60514 or to arrange a pick up 630/323-9186.

  • HCS Family Services

    Accepts donations of food. Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale, Illinois 60521, 630/323-2500

  • People's Resource Center

    Accepts food, clothing, books and classroom supplies, and art supplies.  Occasionally PRC accepts working Windows compatible standard desktop/tower/laptop computers, certain HP laser printers, and networking equipment. 104 Chestnut, Westmont, 630/682-5402.

  • The Hope Chest

    Accepts donations of clothing to benefit the Constance Morris House a shelter for abused women and children. Located at 717 West Hillgrove Avenue, La Grange, IL.

  • The Salvation Army Darien Family Store and Donation Center

    Accepts donations of clothing, automobiles, furniture and other resalable items. 7511 Lemont Road, Darien, 630-427-1404 to schedule a pickup.

  • West Suburban Community Pantry

    Accepts food and personal care needs. 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Woodridge, 630/512-9921