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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Mary's Wholesome Living Print E-mail

Mary's Wholesome Living collects canning jars, lids and other canning equipment.

It's Our Earth Collections, Glen Ellyn Print E-mail

It's Our Earth will accept several items for reuse.  They create new upcycled gifts!  Be sure to visit their to check out what they have for sale!


Fabric/Upholstery Remnants
Coffee Burlap Sack
Mens Neck Ties
Record Albums
Nonelectric Typewriters
Any Vintage Items - clothing costume jewelry, hats, purses,etc.
Aluminum can tabs & bottle caps
Floppy Disks
Bike Inner Tubes
American Flags
License Plates

Used Christmas & Greeting Cards Print E-mail

Christmas and Greeting Card Reuse

Send used or new greeting cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children.  More Info

Card Donating Tips:

  • All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used.
  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.)
  • We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.
  • 5" x 7" size or smaller is preferred.
  • Mail donations to :
    St. Jude's Ranch for Children
    Recycled Card Program
    100 St. Jude's Street
    Boulder City, NV 89005
Blanket Collection Print E-mail

altWarm Wishes has been collecting and distributing blankets and more since 1995.  They are a non-profit organization.  They make donating easy to do!  

You can donate new or gently used blankets, comforters, quilts or sleeping bags.  Call 630-881-4906 to find out where to drop them off or to arrange a pick up. 


Working Bikes Print E-mail

Working Bikes is a nonprofit that donates used bicycles to humanitarian organizations around the world.

Donate bikes, parts, and accessories in any condition at one of their 50 drop off locations around Chicago, or for 5+ bikes call to schedule a pick up.

Located at 2434 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608.

For more info visit

Resources Print E-mail


FREE Plexiglass for teachers

Pick up at Carlton Mirror & Glass
312 W. Front Street
Wheaton, IL  60187

Freecycle Recycling Network

Have household "stuff" cluttering up your home or office? Sign up for a local newsgroup to help you declutter without using the landfill. Post "stuff" you want to get rid of and if someone wants it, they respond to you directly and you can make arrangements for the transfer. You can also request "stuff". The idea is to keep it out of the landfill. Everything is free - resellers not invited.

Sign up or get more information at:


Styrofoam Recycling


  • Dart Corporation in Aurora is now accepting foam foodservice packaging for recycling. For more info, go to this press release.
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