Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.
The branch court office is located just north of Route 38 and south of Route 64 across from the Kane County Fairgrounds.
Wait time is likely to be less than five minutes for this event. There is no need to arrive early.
This event is for electronics and books only. It will not include document shredding or paint. The next shredding and paint event will be Saturday, Nov. 10.
Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, printers, keyboards, mice, phones, electronic games, holiday light strings and more, all of which can be recycled at no charge. Books are also free to drop off.
TVs (of any size, and any age) and computer monitors will also be collected, but they have a cost. The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors, measured diagonally is $25 for screens under 21 inches, and $35 for screens 21 inches and over. People can pay onsite with cash or card.
Electronics are collected and recycled by eWorks Electronics Services, a non-profit whose mission is to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to sort and disassemble the electronic equipment. Payments for TVs and monitors goes directly to the agency.
Books of any age or condition, and both hardcover and paperback, are free to drop off. They are sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based non-profit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed. People can also bring pre-shredded documents to the book recycling area for recycling.
Kane County also has two electronics recycling drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays.
For more information, contact Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or via email.
Source: Kane County News Release