NEW Venue For Kane County's Saturday, Oct. 12, Recycling Event!

NEW Venue For Kane County’s Saturday, Oct. 12, Recycling Event!

Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct, 12, 2019, at a NEW LOCATION. It will be held at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506.

“Wait time is likely to be less than 10 minutes for this event,” said Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland. “There is no need to arrive early!”

The event is for recycling electronics and books only. It will NOT include document shredding or paint. The next event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 9, at Anderson Park, 5N180 Brown Road, Campton Hills, and will also be electronics and books only.

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 pre-shredded documents to the book recycling area for recycling, please bring them in a paper bag, stapled or taped shut!

Got questions? Contact Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or

SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release