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 + environmental information & ideas
- 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 A website to post things you want to give away for free - keep it out of the landfill - maybe someone else can use it. Join Warrenville Chapter
- flylady.net - Motivation to get rid of your junk to reduce CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)