There are a lot of options to buy quality used items in Evanston and nearby. Below is a very partial list of these places. Please contact us if you want to add your favorite to the list!
Squeezebox Books and Music, 743 Main St., 847-943-9309
Stepping Out on Faith, 1632 Orrington Ave., 847-733-0980
Classy Closet Consignment, 701 Washington St., 847-475-0355
YWCA Crowded Closet, 808 Dempster St., 847-475-1135
Crossroads Trading, 1730 Sherman Ave., 847-492-9400
Goodwill, 1916B Dempster St., 847-905-1202
Junior League Thrift House, 920 Chicago Ave., 847-328-5778
Minouchic Boutique, 1900 Asbury Ave., Ste. B, 847-859-2066
Play it Again Sports, 1908 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202, 847-866-1733
The WasteShed, 1245 Hartrey Ave., 224-999-7460
Rebuilding Exchange, 1245 Hartrey Ave., 773-252-3017
Salvation Army, 4335 Oakton St., Skokie, 800-728-7825
SCARCE, 800 S. Rohlwing Rd (Route 53) Unit D Addison, 630-545-9710
The Recyclery Collective, 7628 N Paulina St., Chicago, 773-262-5900
Unique, 3748 N Elston Ave., Chicago, 773-279-0850
Village Discount Outlet, 4898 N. Clark St., 866-545-3836
The Brown Elephant, 5404 N. Clark St., Chicago, 773-271-9382
Buffalo Exchange, 5252 N Clark St., Chicago, 773-938-4001
Habitat REstore, 6040 N Pulaski Rd., Chicago, 312-563-0296
Updated June 2023, this is a material-by-material guide for how & where to handle waste — from everyday plastics and metals to unusual and hard to recycle items. Please submit corrections or additions to our Beyond Waste team.
Chicago Environmentalists is a Chicago-based group that compiles great tips about sustainable living. They host an excellent, searchable directory of recycling and reuse opportunities.
This is the presentation given at the outset of the Waste Less Workshop. It contains some background as well as the questions we used to structure our conversations in the workshop. Put in full screen mode if you want to see the animations correctly.
We are looking for people to lead an initiative to bring (and return) reusable bags at Farmer's Markets in Evanston this season. Volunteer to staff a table and drum up support, so we can reduce plastic waste and encourage.