Recycling Resources


Places that will pick up items in the Chicago suburb area:

 

  • Cancer Federation

    • clothing, accessories, furniture, housewares, books, tools, bedding, etc.
  • AMVETS (American Veterans)

    • clothing and small household items
  • Salvation Army

    • clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, appliances
  • Best Buy

    • TVs, computers, cell phones, ink, rechargeable batteries, cameras, video games, music, etc.
    • This store charges a fee for at-home pick up, otherwise there are in-store kiosks that accept these items for drop-offs

Other great resources:

 

  • The Freecycle Network™

    • Post items online to give away for free, or use the site to claim others’ items
  • “Buffalo Grove IL Virtual Garage Sale”

    • Type that in Facebook and request to join the group – the page has buyers and sellers trading every day in the area
  • Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

    • Use this page to learn more about recycling in Cook county, and how to decide if an item is recyclable or not
  • Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

    • Use this page to learn more about recycling in Lake county, and how to decide if an item is recyclable or not
  • Recycle Nation

    • Use their search database to find nearby locations for items you’d like to recycle
  • Earth911

    • Articles with tips on how to stay green in your day-to-day life
  • Batteries + Bulbs

    • A place to buy, recycle, and repair batteries and light bulbs