Kane County Monthly Recycling Events Will Take a Winter Break in 2016

Kane County Monthly Recycling Events Will Take a Winter Break in 2016


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The two upcoming Kane County recycling events of the year — set for Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 — will be the last for a little while. Recycling Program Coordiator Jennifer Jarland is reminding residents that the monthly drop-offs will take a little hiatus during the first quarter of 2016.

Kane County’s electronics and books recycling event has been a once-a-month, second-Saturday staple for years, but it’s become logistically challenging to operate, in part because of its popularity.

“It takes a lot more equipment and up to 30 workers to operate this event now,” explains Jennifer Jarland, Kane County’s recycling program coordinator. “And the extremely cold weather and snowy conditions present serious issues and health risks for the volunteers.”

For that reason, there will be no collection events in January, February or March 2016.

“Thank you for your understanding,” Jarland said.

The events will start again as of April 9, 2016. For dates and details on what items will be accepted at each event, please see the Electronics Recycling Collection Event page.

The events are held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kane County Traffic Court Building at 540 S Randall Road in St. Charles,

2015 Dates Remaining

Nov. 14 — electronics, books

Dec. 12 — electronics, books, document shredding and latex paint​

  • Paint will have a $3.50 per-gallon-can fee, payable by the resident. All else is free to drop off.
  • Document shredding is limited to four banker-boxes per resident and is not for businesses to use.

The four permanent electronics recycling drop-offs in the county’s Electronics Recycling Program will remain open during their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays throughout the winter until further notice. For a listing of locations, please see the drop-offs page.

More Kane County recycling information can be found at www.countyofkane.org/recycling.

Questions? Contact Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841or recycle@countyofkane.org.

SOURCE: Kane County Recycles press release