Working for a more sustainable Chicago since 1975.

What We Do

It Starts With Us

"Civilization used to always be very attentive to resources and seeing that they are well utilized so we can get back to where we used to be recognizing that past generations have wisdom that we can learn from and get back to being resourceful again. The only way we’re going to get there is by trying to articulate a new philosophy of being more responsible."  

-- Ken Dunn, Founder of Resource Center

About Us

We Recycled Before It Was A "Thing"

Learn more about the history of Resource Center as a pioneer in the recycling industry in Chicago.

New Report Shows Chicago's Recycling Rates Worst In Nation

For-Profit Haulers are not recycling your waste.  Resource Center works to insure more than 90% of the materials we collect stay OUT of landfills.

Be the Change

Make Resource Center your choice for commercial and residential recycling. You take your time to separate your recyclables -- we make sure it stays out of the landfill.  Be our partner in making a less-wasteful Chicago.