Electronics, Books Recycling Event May 12 in St. Charles

Electronics, Books Recycling Event May 12 in St. Charles

e-Works (CREDIT: Kane County Recycles)

Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

This event will take place between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday, May 12, at the Kane County Branch Court office at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles. That is just north of IL Route 38 and south of IL Route 64 across from the Kane County Fairgrounds.

Wait time will be no more than 10 minutes at a maximum and more likely less than five minutes.

This event is for electronics and books only. It will NOT include document shredding or paint. The next shredding event will be on July 14.

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. You 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. Your payment for TVs and monitors goes directly to them and helps fund that work.

Books of any age or condition, and both hardcover and paperback, are collected, sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based non-profit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.

Kane County also has two Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays. They will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Kane County Recycles has posted a full schedule of collection events for 2018, which includes the July 14 Recycling Extravaganza event. Here are the poster and map for that event.

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

SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release