For example, did you know that 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from flora (vegetation) that comes from the Amazon Rainforest? And that less than 1 percent of these tropical trees and plants have been tested by scientists? These numbers suggest that we all have a large (and growing) personal stake in the health and vitality of the environment far and near. But embracing a greener lifestyle isn't just about helping to preserve the rain forests, we want you to think globally and act locally. Going green locally means improving your health, increasing your bank account, and ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. All that and you can save furry animals, too?
With this webpage, we will be providing you with a wide range of environmental tips, ideas and activities that will help you cut through the ‘Green’ jungle. Environmental issues cover a wide number of topics and can be adopted by everyone, regardless of lifestyle. Through these "e-tips”, you will be able to make changes in your home and habits that will improve your quality of life and hopefully save you some money as well.
For a comprehensive listing of Recycling opportunities in DuPage County, please download the DuPage County Recycling Guide at the County of DuPage website
Local Drop-off Locations
Other local Itasca drop-off options include:
Saint Peter the Apostle Church Paper Recycling Dumpster
- Located just west of the School, 524 N Rush Street
Resurrection Resale Shop
The Resurrection Resale Shop is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Itasca. Please use the parking lot off of the 300 block of Linden Street. The Shop accepts the following items:
- Gently used household items
- Women’s / men’s / children’s / infant clothing
The Shop is open 2 seasons each year: Spring (mid-April through the end of June), and Fall (mid-September through mid-December).
Shop hours are:
- Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
If you have questions or ideas that you would like to see addressed on this website, please email