Recycling events (extravaganzas) that collect electonics,computers, gym shoes, books, bikes, scrap metal and MORE are hosted by local communities in the spring and fall -- the dates and details will be in your monthly email newsletter and are posted at Recycling Events. Ongoing, you may have some stuff to get rid of without filling the landfill. Some websites to help:

  • Dupage County Recycling & Energy info.
  • earth911.org - Search Index of local places to recycle all types of items
  • SCARCE - The SCARCE Staff has a wealth of recycling information specific to DuPage county. The SCARCE location in Glen Ellyn accepts any books, cell phones, ink jets, crayons, and any other office supplies, games or equipment,  called "tools for schools"( items appropriate for teachers to re-use in schools). Teachers select items for their classrooms from the donations that are made. Please call 630-545-9710 to schedule a drop-off. (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education).
  • freecycle.org Join Warrenville Chapter - Freecycle is a message board where you can offer "stuff" you don't want for free - or get stuff you need.  This is a way to get rid of unusual items, that you don't need anymore, but are too good for the landfill.
  • Discoveries Resale Shop & Furniture Annex - located in the shopping center at 59 and Batavia takes most clothes and houshold items. It is run by Outreach Community Ministries.
  • flylady.net - Motivation to get rid of your junk to reduce CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)