Recycle Your TVs, Computers, Electronics, Clothes, Books Saturday, Aug. 8!

Recycle Your TVs, Computers, Electronics, Clothes, Books Saturday, Aug. 8!

The next Kane County recycling event is set for Saturday, Aug. 8, and will provide Kane residents with a chance to recycle electronics, clothes, books and home-shredded paper. The event will NOT include document shredding.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kane County Branch Court parking lot, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

The county will be accepting electronics (including TVs of any size, age, condition), clothing and textiles and books of any kind, in any condition.

The county is also accepting already-shredded documents in paper bags. Please bring them to the book area for recycling.

Rules of Use:

  • Please click, review and follow these rules in the name of health and safety.


  • TVs and Monitors: The fee is $25 to $35, depending on the size of the screen. Pay online and bring printed receipt. All other electronics are free to drop off.

Shred Events


Confidential document shredding will not be offered at events until 2021, due to the logistical barriers to delivering this service under the high level of Covid-19 safety protocol we have in place to protect workers and residents who attend the events.

Kane County shredding events (which are much larger than some of the surrounding community events you might hear about) take too many workers moving fast and close together to serve the hundreds (nearly a thousand) cars that we unload at these four-hour events.

The county will have a full schedule of events for 2021 and will be publishing those dates online within the next month or so. Keep your eyes open for that.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this safety decision may cause you and encourage you to check with your bank to see if they have an event scheduled for their clients this year,” Jarland said. “Otherwise, wait until next year when we will initiate the events again, and if you cannot wait until next year, you can google companies that provide this service for a fee.”

Residents can bring documents that have already been shredded at home, in a paper bag, and bring them to the book recycling area where they will be sent for recycling at a local paper mill, along with the old worn, torn, beyond-use books.

Recycling Centers Open!

Kane County’s Recycling Centers are always open on weekdays for dropping off electronics and clothing to be recycled.

Note that books are not accepted at centers, only at Saturday events (on second Saturdays of each month through November).

If you only have electronics and clothes, avoid the line up at the events and go during the week to the below drop-offs. Recycling Center Rules of Use include staying in your vehicle with windows up and paying online. Please review and follow these rules.


  • Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)


  • Location: 900 Angle tarn, West Dundee, IL
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Both Accept: Electronics and Clothing & Textiles

Costs: Fees apply for TVs and Monitors only ($25 to $35). Pay online and bring printed receipt. All else is free to drop off.

SOURCE: Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources news release