The Kane County Recycles Event on Saturday, Nov. 11 between 8 a.m. and noon, will be held at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. We will be accepting electronics, books and paint for recycling, and documents for shredding.
Recycle electronics like computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, televisions (any size or age), stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights, and more. TVs and monitors have a cost to recycle (see below). We unload for you! A complete list of accepted items, and more information can be found on the County's website.
We take books of any age and condition for reuse or recycling.
Paint, both latex and oil, will be recycled at this event. Paint has a recycling fee per container, payable by the resident with cash or check; see below for costs. Latex paint is non-toxic but difficult to dispose of normally because you have to dry it out before placing it in your landfill trash. However, liquid latex paint can be recycled into new products with no drying out necessary by bringing it to this event! We will also take oil paint, but please note that you can recycle it for free at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Facility. More guidelines can be found on the County's website.
Bring your confidential documents in paper bags or boxes. Limit is approximately 4 boxes. This free service is for residents only. No documents from businesses please. More guidelines can be found on the County's website.
TVs and Computer Monitors
These electronics have a recycling fee paid directly to the non-profit recycler ($25 for screens under 21" - measured diagonally across the screen, or $35 for screens 21" and over), payable by the resident with cash or card.
Paint has a recycling fee per container, payable by the resident with cash or check. Latex paint is $2 per quart can, $3.50 per gallon can, and $10 per 5-gallon bucket. Oil paint is $6 per gallon can, $9 per 2-gallon can, and $25 per 5-gallon bucket.
Everything else is free to drop-off.
This is the last event of 2017. The following event will be Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 and will be for electronics and books only.
We do not accept hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators.
People with questions can contact Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841or via email.
Source: Kane County News Release