First Kane County Recycling Event Is April 13 in St. Charles!

First Kane County Recycling Event Is April 13 in St. Charles!

Let’s get ready to recycle!

Kane County Recycles is hosting its first recycling get-together of the season — an event for ELECTRONICS and BOOKS between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday, April 13, 2019, 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 is likely to be less than five minutes for this event. There is no need to arrive early!

This event is for electronics and books only. It will NOT include document shredding or paint. The next shredding and paint event will be on Saturday, May 11.

Electronics collection will include free recycling of 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. TVs (of any size, and any age) and computer monitors will also be collected, but they have a cost.

Books are also free to drop off.

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 free to drop off. They are sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based non-profit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.

You can also bring shredded documents to the book recycling area for recycling. Please bring them in a paper bag, stapled or taped shut!

Kane County also has two Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays.

Got questions? Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland can be reached at 630-208-3841 or