- 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 including electronics recycling.
- SCARCE - Accepts books in any condition, including encyclopedias, textbooks, and moldy books. They also, accept art and craft supplies, medical equipment, flags, and much more.
- Earth 911 - Find information on where to recycle everything from used motor oil to paint to batteries and electronics in your neighborhood.
- Freecycle - A nonprofit network 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 zip code.
- 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 & Household Goods
- Amvets - Accepts clothing and household items. Call 708/388-7800 to arrange a pick-up or drop off location.
- 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 is 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