Kane County Recycles announced today that it will hold a special post-holiday recycling event on Jan. 13, 2018.
Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland said the post-holiday collection will include electronics and books. It will take place between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Kane County Branch Court office at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.
“Because of the struggles to conduct this event in the snow and cold, we initiated a winter break a couple of years ago, from December through March,” Jarland said. “However, we feel it is important to do a January event because there’s just so much stuff residents want to recycle after the holidays.”
Probably the most-popular post-holiday recycled items are holiday lights. They fall under the category of electronics and can be recycled at no charge. People who receive electronic gifts are often eager to unload an older model, and many New Year’s resolutions include clearing out long-stored electronic items.
For more information on the event, as well as electronics recycling, visit this page of the Kane County Recycles website.
Kane County’s recycling events will take the regular hiatus in February and March, and resume again in April 2018. See here for the full schedule of 2018 events and the materials that will be collected at each one.
“And remember: You can always use the permanent drop-off locations between now and then, before and after the January event,” Jarland said.
Electronics Drop-Off Locations – Open 5 Days a Week
The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors is $25 for screens under 21 inches, measured diagonally. The cost is $35 for screens 21 inches and over, measured diagonally. You can pay onsite with cash or card.
The two locations and hours are:
Fabyan Parkway, Batavia
- Address: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510 (former jail site)
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
West Dundee Public Works
- Address: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Please note that the South Elgin drop-off is now closed permanently. See more info here.
About the Recycling Fees for TVs and Monitors
The fee that you pay for TVs and computer monitors — both tube and flat screen — goes directly to the county’s contracted electronics recycler, eWorks, a non-profit whose main mission is to employ developmentally disabled individuals.
All other acceptable electronic items can be dropped off for free. See the full list of items that can be recycled in the program here.
SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release