Urban Habitat Chicago will sponsor a talk by Jill Kunde of WasteCap Wisconsin at the Lincoln Park Branch Library April 2. "Under her leadership, WasteCap Wisconsin developed the first drywall recycling efforts in Wisconsin for Type X drywall, obtained the first-in-the-state exemption for recycling of engineered wood along with dimensional lumber, coordinated the first-in-the-state ceiling tile recycling effort and one of the first commercial carpet recycling efforts." Free preregistration required here.
While you're preregistering, check out UHC's other work in "demonstrating the viability of sustainable concepts and practices in urban environments through research, education, and hands-on projects." They've been instrumental in promoting deconstruction in Chicago (and were very helpful when I was researching an article on the subject of tearing down buildings and saving the parts for reuse).
And if you've got some money to recycle they could definitely use that.