Recycling Directory


7575 Kostner Avenue, Chicago
310 Evergreen Dr. North Aurora 

EFP Corp
223 Middleton Run Road Elkhart, IN 

EPS Industry Alliance (use this website to learn recycling options)

Plastic Recycling Inc.
4434 Stout Field South Drive Indianapolis IN
(317) 780-6100

Nature's Wood Products
54693 CR 17, Elkhart
(574) 848-1900

Western Springs, Illinois
1500 Walker St. 

Animal Shelters
Ask local shelters if they can use your shreds for bedding for the animals. Please remove your staples. 

Washington Park Zoo
115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City
(219) 873-1510

Opportunity Enterprises
2801 Evans Ave., Valparaiso
(219) 464-9621
Shredded paper is not recyclable curbside or in the district's drop off containers. Shredded paper falls through the conveyors at the sorting facility, ends up contaminating recyclables or becomes trash and is sent to the landfill. If you want to be sure your documents are recycled, we recommend taking your documents to Opportunity Enterprises to be shredded. Opportunity Enterprises deals with a company that recycles the shredded pieces they collect. They will also accept your already shredded documents. 

Dress for Success, skirts, blazers, blouses
Visit website for locations. Boxes accept clothes, shoes and household textiles that are ready to be re-worn, reused or recycled. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, beddings, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied plastic bags. A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.

H&M customers at Southlake Mall can help save natural resources and contribute to a reduced environmental impact by donating old and unwanted pieces of clothing from any brand while in the store. Customers will receive a voucher for 15% off their entire next purchase for each bag of donated clothing. H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) at Southlake Mall is located at 2109 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN. The store can be reached by phone at (855) 466-7467.


Levis Outlet
601 Wabash St. 102, Michigan City

The North Face - Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
1201 Lighthouse Place, L010, Michigan City
Used apparel and footwear (any condition, any brand) 

Michigan City-Lighthouse Place
905 Lighthouse Place, Michigan City
Drop old or broken clean clothes, shoes, and accessories (even non-PUMA items) into their bright red Bring Back Bins.

Sojourner Truth House
410 West 13th Ave., Gary, IN 46407
(219) 885-2282