Now is a great time to recycle your TVs, computers, electronics, clothes and books at Kane County drive-thru recycling centers and at upcoming recycling events.
Recycling Centers Open Weekdays
Kane County’s Recycling Centers in Batavia and West Dundee are open on weekdays for dropping off electronics and clothing to be recycled.
Recycling Center Rules of Use include staying in your vehicle with windows up and paying online.
“Please review and follow the rules,” Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland said.
Recycling Center Locations, Protocols
It is free to drop off almost all electronics, clothing and textiles, but fees apply for recycling TVs and computer monitors. The fee is $25 for screens 21 inches or less, measured diagonally and $35 for screens more than 21 inches, measured diagonally.
Residents dropping off TVs or monitors are strongly encouraged to pay online and bring your printed receipt in order to minimize contact with staff and volunteers.
If you need to pay by credit card at the time of delivery, staff will limit contact while processing transactions. Only your card will come into contact with the electronic chip reader device and you will not need to sign physically.
Cash payments are highly discouraged for the safety of the workers. If you have to pay with cash, it must be the exact amount. Change will not be given. In order to avoid direct contact, you will insert the cash into a slotted box held out by the staff person.
Recycling Center Locations, Hours
- Central Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL; Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)
- Northern Location: 900 Angle tarn, West Dundee, IL; Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)
Recycling Events Resume; Next Is June 13
Kane County’s Saturday Recycling Events are scheduled to resume, starting with the June 13 event.
- Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
- When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14, 2020
- Accepting: Electronics, Clothing & Textiles, and BOOKS. (Kane County Recycles events accept books of any size, age or condition and redistribute as many as possible for reuse. The worn, torn, and old books are recycled into new paper products. Note: Kane County Recycles only takes books at the events, not at the drop-off locations.)
- Rules of Use: Please click, review and follow these rules in the name of health and safety.
- Costs: All recycling at these events except for TVs and monitors. Pay online and bring printed receipt.
Shred Events Cancelled Until Further Notice
Confidential document shredding will not be offered at events until further notice. Other options can be explored on the Kane County Recycles webpage.
Due to the anticipated volume of vehicles that attend, it is logistically prohibitive to offer this service under the safety protocol required in Phase 3 of the statewide re-opening plan.
“But we are still having the event and will be recycling electronics, clothes, and books on the above dates,” Jarland said. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume shredding if possible as things change throughout the year.”
SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release