Additional Recycling Information

additional recycling information American Flags
  • Worn and torn American flags can be recycled using the VFW drop box located in the lobby of the Public Works/Police Department lobby at 1 Plaza Drive.
  • American Flags are also accepted at DuPage County Veteran's Assistance Commission, 421 North County Farm Road, 1st Floor, Wheaton, IL.
Carpet Recycling

Call (630) 458-0760 to learn more about carpet recycling from PCI Flortech, Inc. located in Addison, IL.

Compact FluorescentLight (CFL) Recycling
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulb recycling is available at Home Depot, 7200 Woodward Avenue, Woodridge, IL.
Clothing or Household Goods

If you would like to donate some clothing or household goods, AMVETS is a popular option. AMVETS can schedule a pick-up. To schedule a pick-up, please call (708) 388-7800 or visit American Veterans.

Also, DuPage County has partnered with eWorks and RewearAble to collect clothing and textiles for reuse and recycling. Items not able to be reused will be turned into cleaning/painting rags or reused in insulation, packing material and carpeting. RewearAble is a non-profit that provides sustainable employment for adults with disabilities.

Acceptable items: clothing, sheets, bedding, towels and other household textiles in any condition. No heavily soiled items.

Clothing and textile recyclying 10.3.22

Styrofoam Recycling - #6 Polystyrene

Hate seeing polystyrene coffee cups going to landfills? What about your foam packaging around the new laptop you just bought? Most residential curbside recycling programs do not allow #6, so now you can recycle foam at Dart Container Corp in North Aurora. This recycling plant now has a new machine that grinds the foam into small pieces and compresses it into a 20 pound block. The recycled plastic foam is used to make sun visors, rulers, egg cartons, lumber and other products.

Be aware of the following guidelines before dropping off # 6 Polystyrene:
  • Items must be relatively clean, so wipe clean your foam food packaging
  • Separate packaging foam from food-service foam - there are different bins for each
  • Only drop off food-service or packaging foam - no fire-retardant insulation or roofing materials
  • Packaging peanuts are not accepted
  • To recycle foam, you must drop off to the location in Aurora - it is not a part of your home / residential curbside services
# 6 Polystyrene Recycling in North Aurora

Dart Container Corporation
315 Evergreen Drive
North Aurora, IL 60542 (south of I-88 and west of Route 31)
24 hour drop off - bins are outside.

Toner Cartridges
Additional Resources & InformationDuPage County recycling events - send an email for specific information on upcoming events.

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