Working for a more sustainable Chicago since 1975.
The Resource Center began as a recycling operation over 40 years ago.
When you choose Resource Center, you are choosing to join our greater mission of reducing unnecessary waste for our environment to benefit our planet and humanity on a local level.
We service commercial business and residential homes as well as multi-unit residences. As Chicago's first non-profit recycler, Resource Center collects recyclable materials through curbside collections, drop-off centers, and buy-back centers across the city of Chicago.
We guarantee that we will recycle over 90% of the materials we pick up. We are the only recycler working in Chicago who can make that promise.
Better Government Association released an important investigative report in October 2018 on how recycling efforts in Chicago are failing to keep recyclable materials out of landfills. Click here to read their important findings.
North Park Village Recycling Station
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60646
Hours: 10a – 4p daily
We accept cardboard and food packaging, newspapers, white paper, office paper and shredded paper, brown and yellow glass, green and blue glass, clear glass (no windows, drinking glasses, nothing "treated"), plastics #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.
Rail Yard Recycling Center
1325 East 70th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Hours: 9a – 3p M-F
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
We accept cardboard and food packaging, newspapers, white paper, office paper and shredded paper, brown and yellow glass, green and blue glass, clear glass (no windows, drinking glasses, nothing "treated").
Please be mindful of all posted instructions and only drop materials in the bins provided during posted hours. Each site needs everyone’s cooperation with our sorting and placement guidelines. Additional information can be found at Chicago Recycling Coalition.
Please send us the service address and type of service you are interested in establishing (residential or commercial recycling) and we will be in contact.