Kane County Recycles celebrates the countdown to Earth Day with a spring recycling event that focuses on electronics, books and paint recycling and document shredding.
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at the Kane County Branch Court parking lot at 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.
What can you recycle?
Computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, televisions (any size or age), stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights — all can be recycled here.
Kane County Recycles will take TVs of any size, type, or age.
Note that TVs and monitors have a cost to recycle. The recycling fee is paid directly to the non-profit recycler ($25 for screens under 21 inches measured diagonally across the screen, or $35 for screens 21 inches measured diagonally across the screen), payable by the resident with cash or card.
“We unload for you!” Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland said.
A complete list of accepted items, and more information can be found at this page of the Kane County Recycles website.
Kane County Recycles takes books of any age and condition for reuse or recycling.
Liquid latex paint will be recycled at this event. Paint has a recycling fee per container, payable by the resident with cash or check.
The fee to recycle liquid latex paint is per container: $2 for a quart can, $3.50 for a gallon can, and $10 for a 5-gallon bucket.
“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,” Jarland said. “However, liquid latex paint can be recycled into new products with no drying out necessary by bringing it to this event!”
Kane County Recycles will also take oil paint, but please note that you can recycle it for free at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Facility.
More details and costs for recycling oil paint at the event can be found at this page of the Kane County Recycles website.
Just finished filing your taxes? Got documents of a confidential nature you need to dispose? At this event, they may be shredded for free onsite.
The limit is the equivalent of four boxes, and the free service is for Kane County residents only. No documents from businesses will be accepted.
More guidelines can be found at this page of the Kane County Recycles website.
- Next event: The next event after this one will be May 12 and will be for electronics and books only. Click the link to see Kane County Recycles’ full schedule of collection events for 2018.
- Not accepted: Kane County Recycles does not accept hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators.
- Weekday electronics drop-offs: Kane County also has two Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week.
- Questions: Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release