Other Resources for Creative Reuse


CCRx Haves + Needs Facebook group 
Post a description, photos, approximate location, and any other details that would help our group members connect with you, then those interested can contact you directly. Be sure to include email or phone number and a time frame for pick up. Thank -you for trying to keep these items out of the trash stream!

Chicago Furniture Bank will take furniture and household items for charity

The Honest Junk Company Chicago's premier junk removal company that is a 501c3 partnering with many Chicago charities.

Community Glue   Community repair clinics

Cradles to Crayons    School supplies for individual children

EALgreen    Nationwide redistributor of industrial and building materials supporting scholarships.

Envision Unlimited

Home Goods & Clothes 

Unique https://www.savers.com/unique


Art supplies 

The Waste Shed https://www.thewasteshed.com/

Donations accepted during store hours Tuesday - Saturday. No donations on Sundays.


Building home renovation materials

ReStore Chicago www.habitatchicago.org/restore



Building fixtures/home repair, old house paint   Rebuilding Exchange www.rebuildingexchange.org/

Rebuilding Exchange schedules pick-ups Wednesday through Saturday. All materials must be uninstalled prior to our arrival and located on the ground floor unless there is access to a freight elevator and loading dock.


Tools   Chicago Tool Library www.chicagotoollibrary.org/donate

Tool donations should meet the following criteria:

   the tool will help you accomplish a task or project

   in good working condition

   movable by a single person (in order to take it home and borrow it)

   in demand/asked for by the community

   not powered by gasoline or kerosene


Pet products Chicago Canine Rescue (pet food and pet items)



West Suburbs:

Please donate textbooks, school supplies, and items educators can use to SCARCE www.scarce.org/

799 Roosevelt Rd. Building 2, Suite 108, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago

Rebuilding Exchange

The Waste Shed

Upcycling Colors

ZLF Chicago

Wondering about specific items?

Pianos:   Piano Adoption Illinois

                The Beethoven Foundation

Arts and Scraps

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"Trash is just a failure of imagination"

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