Recycle Your TVs, Computers, Electronics, Clothes, Books at Sept. 12 Event

Recycle Your TVs, Computers, Electronics, Clothes, Books at Sept. 12 Event

Kane County’s next recycling event is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Kane County Branch Court parking lot, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

You can recycle electronics, including TVs of any size, age and condition, clothing and textiles, and books of any kind, in any condition.

Organizers also are accepting already shredded documents in paper bags. Just bring them to the book area for recycling.

Before you go, Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland says it’s important to check out the Rules of Use regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.

“Please click, review and follow these rules in the name of health and safety,”

There is a cost for recycling TVs and monitors, ranging from $25 to $35, depending on the size of the screen. All other electronics are free to drop off.

Shred Events Return in 2021

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 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 of cars that we unload at these four-hour events,” Jarland said.

Kane County plans to have three events in 2021 on the following dates: April 24, June 26 and Oct. 23.

“Check the Kane County Recycles webpage in advance to confirm these dates before you come,” Jarland said. “Things can change due to unforeseen circumstances, as we saw this year.

“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. 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.”

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

Kane County Recycling Centers

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

If you only have electronics and clothes to recycle, avoid the line up at the events and go during the week to the below drop-offs.

Recycling Center Rules of Use suggest staying in your vehicle with windows up and paying online. Officials ask that you review the rules before your visit and follow the rules when you arrive.

Central Location

  • Address: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7)

Northern Location

  • Address: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7)

Both accept electronics and clothing/textiles.

Recycling fees apply for TVs and monitors ($25 to $35). You can pay online and bring the printed receipt. All other recyclables are free to drop off.